Is My Marriage Headed for Divorce?


Just because your marriage hit a bump on the road does not mean you are headed for a divorce. That said, if you have made every effort to mend your relationship with your spouse, you may be wondering if your marriage simply reached its end and cannot proceed any further.

Recognizing the Signs

There is no singular reason for why spouses get divorced and, of course, every relationship is different. That said, many divorcees share similarities, such as lack of trust, ineffective communication, and financial difficulties that often crack the foundation of a once steadfast relationship.

Here are some signs your marriage may end in divorce:

  • If you constantly feel like you have your guard up around your spouse, this is a sign that you may not feel heard in your relationship. You should feel safe when you are with your spouse instead of defensive.
  • It goes without saying that every couple fights. However, if you are both constantly berating each other or disrespecting one another, this is not healthy or normal. Chances are that your marriage may continue to go downhill from here.
  • People underestimate the damaging effects of the silent treatment. If your spouse is constantly shutting down and straight-up failing to communicate with you whenever an issue arises, it will likely only get worse.
  • Constructive criticism is healthy and can inspire people to be their best. On the other hand, if you and your spouse relentlessly criticize each other and rarely utter a single compliment, this is a major sign that you are headed for a divorce.
  • Even if no one is cheating in the marriage if one or both spouses are thinking about other relationships they could have, it may only be a matter of time before one has an affair, and perhaps the end of the marriage.

If you recognize one or more of these signs in your marriage, now may be the time to reach out to an attorney to learn more about your options.

Discuss the Details of Your Divorce with a Skilled Attorney Today!

If you believe that your marriage cannot continue any longer, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced family law attorney to guide and advise you. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, our divorce attorney has the compassion, knowledge, and insight to effectively assist you during this difficult time.

Reach out to our law office today at (805) 633-4999 to set up an initial case review.

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