“The honeymoon is over,” you mutter under your breath as you walk away from yet another frustrating conversation with your spouse. You wonder if things will ever get better or if your marriage is on the brink of a Maryland divorce.
How can you tell? Here are ten signs that your marriage is indeed in trouble:
1. Your conversations consist of nitpicking, nagging, criticism, and hurtful teasing. You can’t find anything nice to say about the other person.
2. You fight or bicker constantly. You roll your eyes at each other a lot and don’t care to hear the other person’s side of the argument.
3. You no longer share your problems or dreams with each other. You rarely talk about anything important.
4. You are happier when your spouse is absent than when he or she is with you. You rarely spend time together and don’t enjoy the time you do spend together.
5. You seldom have sex, and when you do it no longer feels intimate.
6. You have thought about cheating on your spouse or enjoy talking to an old boyfriend/girlfriend more than your spouse. You suspect your spouse of these same feelings.
7. You or your spouse is withdrawing from the relationship, spending time away from the other, and preferring to keep personal information (cell phones and emails) private.
8. You or your spouse refuses to share financial information or bank accounts.
9. Physical or emotional abuse is present in the relationship.
10. You or your spouse have expressed interest in ending the marriage.
These are just some of the common signs that your marriage may be in trouble. Do these warning signs mean your relationship is destined to end? Not necessarily. The good news is that if you and your spouse decide you both want to stay together, a little hard work can resolve these issues and bring new life to a dying marriage.
If, however, you or your spouse has no interest in restoring the relationship, then it may be time to talk to a Maryland family lawyer regarding alternatives. For a free consultation, contact Nickelsporn & Lundin at 800-875-9700.