10 Ways to Tell If Your Marriage Is in Trouble
Although the divorce rate in the UK has slowly started to fall, and was recently declared as being at its lowest for 29 years, marriages are still vulnerable and many do come to an end.
Here are 10 questions that may help you to ascertain whether your marriage is in trouble:
1. Do you feel your partner treats you worse than you treat them?
2. Does nearly every discussion end in an argument or fight?
3. Do you feel more confident by yourself than you do with your partner?
4. Does your partner bring up hurtful things from the past?
5. Do you and your spouse find it difficult to make compromises for one another?
6. Do you no longer share the same lifetime, moral or ethical values?
7. Do you no longer want the same things from your life together, such as children or a relocation?
8. Do you find it difficult to meet your partners high expectations of what they want in a spouse?
9. Have you lost trust or respect in your partner, perhaps due to infidelity?
10. Do you feel like your partner has lost trust or respect for you and you don’t know how to get it back?
If the answer to some or all of these questions is ‘yes’, then you may be faced with a decision over whether to try and find a solution or bring an end to your marriage.
Nobody sets out in a marriage hoping or expecting to get divorced, so if the marriage can be saved, then you and your partner should communicate and discuss the problems at length.
However, if you have decided that a marriage is over, or even if your partner has made that decision, then you may need to seek legal support and advice.
In which case, it may be time to speak to an experienced family solicitor or divorce solicitor about your situation and your rights.