All marriages have their ups and downs, and while the thought of divorce may cross a spouse’s mind more than once, before a person seeks out a divorce attorney, there are questions they should ask themselves to determine if their marriage is broken.
One of the leading causes of divorce is infidelity; close to 50 percent of men and 40 percent of women admit to cheating on their spouses.
Do you suspect your spouse of cheating? Has your spouse changed their exercise habits, appearance, and wardrobe in the past six months in order to look younger and fit? Has it been over a month since you and your spouse have had sex? Although this isn’t proof of an affair, it’s time to confront your spouse and ask if they have been cheating.
Some marriages survive cheating, but a large majority of people find it difficult, if not impossible, to forgive their cheating spouses.
When you think of your spouse can you remember why you married them in the first place? Do you have more fights than happy times? Are you having a romantic relationship with someone other than your spouse? Do still enjoy sex with your spouse? If you find yourself in the position where you are no longer happy it may be time to dissolve your marriage.
An irreconcilable difference is commonly used as a reason for divorce. Overtime, couples can drift apart or they find they no longer have things in common.
With counseling some couples can repair their marriage, but sometimes that isn’t possible so it may be time to throw in the towel and head to divorce court.