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5 signs that your marriage might be over

All marriages are going to have their ups and downs. While some couples can work through their problems and come out with stronger relationships, others just were not meant to be. If you feel like you are in a continuous loop and you and your spouse do not seem to be making any headway when it comes to working out your problems, you may be thinking about divorce.

Sometimes, especially after years of having more downs than ups, the only option to get your life back on track might be divorce. A few sessions of couple's therapy may not be the answer when it comes to dealing with years of anger, hurt feelings, and emotional separation from your husband. If the following five signs of divorce are present, it may be time to seriously consider throwing in the towel.

1. Fantasies of your future don't include him

If you are spending time daydreaming about what your life might be like and your husband is not present, it could be a sign that it is time for you to move on. A few fantasies like this are relatively common, but if this is something that you do daily, it could be a sign that, mentally, you have already started over.

2. More bad days than good

When it comes to the point that the bad ultimately outweighs the good and the two of you cannot find a solution, then it might be a sign that your marriage is unfixable. If there is constant contention in your relationship and marriage counseling is not providing any improvements, it may be time to consider separating.

3. Emotional detachment

While you do not have to share every waking thought and feeling with your husband, it is important to share those that are directly related to your marriage. If you have stopped doing this, if you no longer share how you feel about him and the marriage, then it is unlikely you will be able to work through the issues.

4. Using negative defense tactics

When confronted with a problem, some people tend to engage in negative defense strategies. This might include becoming over defensive, dismissing the other party's feelings, or being critical of beliefs. If you or your husband are using these types of negative defense mechanisms, then you are not engaging in constructive dialogue to solve your problems. Instead, you are creating further discord. This may also be a sign that you are headed for divorce.

5. You're doing all the work

If you feel like you are the only one putting effort into saving the marriage and solving your relationship's problems, then you are more or less simply beating your head against a brick wall. It takes two people to make a relationship work, so when one person is idly standing by and letting the other try to work everything out, it is impossible to find a solution.

If you are considering divorce in the Wexford area, it is important to remember that you have options. Your attorney can help you through the process and work out a divorce settlement that is fair regarding property division and child custody.

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