Divorce or separation is something that you never want to consider in a relationship, but sometimes irreconcilable differences can occur between you and your partner, sending you on the path towards this. Sometimes the signs are major, but in most cases, it’s the small signs you need to look out for. These can stack up and you’ll soon find one issue spiralling into many.
So here are some of the warning signs you may be heading towards a divorce.
Trying To Avoid Them
You find yourself creating reasons to try and avoid your partner, staying out late after work or going to the gym a lot more often to avoid spending time with them. If you don’t want to be around them anymore, this is a key sign you’re no longer invested in the relationship
Most relationships include some negative interactions, but if you find the negative interactions are starting to outweigh the positive, this is not a great sign. A relationship should be generally positive, with disagreements and fights only making up a very small percentage of the time spent together
If you find your personality changing for the worse when you’re near them, such as becoming angry or hostile, this could be a sign you no longer want to be with them, with them producing this negative change in yourself.
If you think you are unhappy most of the time and only feel happy away from your partner, you might not be seeing eye to eye with them anymore.
Advice From Loved Ones
Only the two people in the relationship know exactly what is happening, but if you are being told by friends and family that the relationship is not good for you, you should pay attention to them. They will have your best interests at heart and can offer an objective view of the situation.
If you feel like you’re living separate lives, this is a sign the situation is not ideal. You might find yourself living more like roommates than partners, only vaguely acknowledging each other.
Sometimes you can’t put your finger exactly on what is wrong, but know that something is amiss. You should always listen to your gut, as you may be trying to tell yourself there is an issue without actively accepting it.
Richards & Lewis
If you need assistance during this difficult time, the divorce lawyers at Richards & Lewis can help. They can help you work through the separation with expert advice to ensure you get what you deserve fairly and with as little conflict with your former partner as possible.
So give us a call today on 01495 350 018 if you need advice or help about a divorce or separation. We can also help with issues of child law and care proceedings. If you want to find out more about the full range of services we offer, visit our website now.