If you’re unaware that divorce is approaching, you simply have to react when it occurs. You don’t have time to prepare in advance, and this can make things a bit more difficult. This is especially true if it is your spouse who files for divorce, and they have been preparing in advance.
As a result, it’s important to know what signs to look for if you think your marriage may be headed in that direction. A bit of forewarning and planning can help things go more smoothly. Below are a few signs to keep in mind.
You stop arguing
Normally, a marriage without arguing would be a good sign. But if you frequently had arguments before and they suddenly stopped, it could be a sign that your spouse has decided to get divorced. Your spouse has simply stopped making an effort because they do not believe it matters anymore.
You avoid spending time together
If both of you start spending more time at the office or with friends, it could be a red flag that you don’t enjoy a long time together. The reason for this friction could be anything, but this is an indicator that the two of you are drifting apart.
Your spouse is extra critical
Another sign that divorce is on the horizon is when one spouse starts to become extra critical of the other, as it may mean that they are looking for faults or reasons to get divorced. They may simply have started seeing all of the negative sides of the relationship, and none of the positives, because they have mentally left that relationship already.
They refuse to compromise on anything
Couples are not always going to agree on every little thing. Sometimes, people do need to compromise and give things up. If one person refuses to do this and always has to get their way, it can quickly bring the marriage to an end.
What are your options?
If you do end up getting divorce this year, take the time to look into all of your legal options. You need to know what steps to take as you divide your assets or split custody time with your children.