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Possible red flags of a breakdown in a marriage

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2023 | Divorce

All relations may experience some form of strain and conflict, but many of these issues may only lead to brief arguments that might not have a lasting impact on your marriage. Working through these issues together could only act to strengthen your relationship and help reduce the risk of similar concerns in the future. 

However, there may also be certain types of issues that could place significant strain on your marriage and indicate a rift within the relationship. Studies indicate that there are several types of issues that could indicate a breakdown in a marriage, and addressing these topics could be vital to preparing to protect your well-being and future. 

Red flags 

Identifying red flags of a rift in a relationship may be integral to determining if dissolving the marriage might be the healthiest path. Some issues that might indicate a breakdown in a marriage may include: 

  • Different goals: If you and your spouse no longer share the same goals in life and exhibit a lack of interest in the other party’s goals, this may be a sign of a breakdown in the relationship. 
  • Empty nest: Red flags could also appear once the kids grow up and move out of the home, and reflecting on your situation with an empty nest may leave you wondering if you and your spouse still have anything in common. 
  • Separate interests: If you no longer share the same interests, this may lead to a scenario in which you both spend more and more time apart, and living separate lives can also be a red flag. 
  • No conflict: A complete lack of conflict can also be harmful to a relationship, as this could point to a loss of connection and lack of communication, which can place a strain on a marriage. 

In some cases, you and your spouse may simply grow apart with time, and remaining in an unhappy or unhealthy relationship might not be in anyone’s best interests. 

Dissolving a marriage 

While the idea of preparing to dissolve a marriage can be stressful and daunting, sometimes it could also be the healthiest path forward. However, this can still be a major life decision, and as the outcome of a divorce could affect your future in various ways, it could be helpful to consider seeking advice on what to expect from this process. Such a decision could help you better prepare to create a strategy for what comes next that best meets your wishes and needs for your future in Colorado.