Every marriage is different, but there are some signs that occur more often than others that a couple may be heading toward a divorce. If you are noticing these behaviors, it may be time to speak with an experienced divorce lawyer about your situation. At Comunale Law Office, we understand how difficult divorce can be for our clients, and our top-tier family law attorneys are here to help with all types of Ohio family law matters. To learn more about the wide range of legal services, call or contact our office today.
Common Signs of Divorce
There are many different signs and signals that a couple may be heading towards a divorce; however, some types of behavior are common in divorcing couples regardless of their particular circumstances. These common signs include the following:
Having a natural state of defensiveness in the home is one common first sign of divorce. Constantly fearing a verbal attack from a spouse and then responding defensively can create a miscommunication spiral that eventually leads to divorce.
Feeling and Expressing Contempt
Another common sign of divorce is feeling, and expressing, contempt towards one another. This is different from a fight between spouses, which happens with every couple. Contempt refers to a genuine dislike, disrespect, and devaluing of another person, and a lack of respect for a spouse can mean that a divorce is imminent.
The Silent Treatment
When one partner refuses to talk to the other it can also be a first sign of divorce. This could mean that the spouse is trying to work out the issues of the relationship on their own, or it could mean that they have taken the first steps towards divorce and are trying to keep it from the other spouse. This can also indicate that the spouse is unwilling to discuss or work on the issues that the couple has, which can quickly lead to divorce.
Prioritizing Other Relationships
Another common first sign of divorce occurs when one spouse starts to prioritize other relationships over their marriage. This could be online relationships that are created or rediscovered on social media, workplace relationships, or relationships with others outside of the home. Even if a spouse is not technically cheating, an emotional relationship with someone else is often a serious sign that a marriage is heading towards divorce.
Lack of Physical Intimacy
A lack of physical intimacy can happen for a number of reasons. As people age, they lose energy and the excitement of a relationship wears off. However, if one or both partners lose complete interest in any type of physical intimacy and the emotional intimacy is also low, it may be a sign of impending divorce.
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Are you noticing some signs of divorce or wish to talk with an experienced Ohio divorce attorney about ending your marriage? At Comunale Law Office our highly-qualified divorce attorneys are here to help. To learn more and to schedule an evaluation of your case, call the office or contact us now.