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3 Signs That a Wisconsin Divorce Might Be in Your Future

Posted on in Divorce/Family Law

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It has often been said that marriages do not end overnight; they slowly deteriorate, falling apart over months or even years before they are considered to be “broken.” Some people recognize these signs of atrophy over time, although many do not, which is why it is not uncommon for situations to exist in which one spouse is completely shocked by the other spouse’s desire to get a divorce. Chances are, however, if your marriage is having issues, you can probably sense some of the tension. It is normal to go through periods of restlessness or unhappiness throughout your marriage, but how do you know when it is time to call it quits? There is no simple answer to that question; however, there are some common signs that typically appear in marriages that are irreversibly damaged, including:

1. You Have More Bad Days Than Good

Marriage can be hard work, and it takes a concerted effort by both spouses to make it last. You will experience some bumps throughout your union, but they should not cause you so much grief that you find it hard to function on a daily basis. Everyone has bad days from time to time, but if your bad days begin to outweigh your good days, this may become an issue. Studies show that happy couples have 20 positive interactions for every negative interaction, while couples nearing divorce typically have the same number of positive and negative interactions.

1. You Are Not Communicating With Your Spouse

You may have heard it before, but it is worth reiterating: communication is key to a successful marriage. You cannot hope to happily spend the rest of your life with someone if you are not talking through your disagreements with him or her. If you or your spouse constantly withdraw from the conversation, or you avoid conversing at all, you may want to look at your marriage as a whole. In some cases, couples' or family counseling can help resolve differences, but by the time one spouse convinces the other to attend this type of therapy, it may be too little, too late.  

3. You Do Not Respect Each Other Anymore

Respect is the cornerstone of marriage. You and your spouse cannot be equals if you do not respect one another. One sign that the respect in a marriage has been lost is if you or your spouse are constantly feeling or expressing contempt toward each other. Contempt is any action or nonverbal behavior that puts you on a higher ground than your partner, such as name-calling, eye-rolling, purposely hurtful sarcasm, or other actions. Passive-aggressive behavior is also common when relationships are deteriorating. In many marriages, a lack of trust can also cause problems. This may be due to infidelity or other harmful activities, such as a drug, alcohol, or gambling addiction. 

Contact a Waukesha County Divorce Attorney 

If you have been considering filing for divorce from your partner, you should speak with a skilled Racine County divorce lawyer for more information. There are many issues that you must settle before you can legally terminate your marriage. The experienced legal team at the Bucher Law Group, LLC is here to help. If you decide that divorce is the route you would like to take, our lawyers can help you from start to finish. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 262-303-4916.







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