According to matrimonial and family law attorney Elizabeth Rozin-Golinder, a lack of intimacy is one of the most obvious signs that a divorce is imminent. Sure, every couple goes through dry spells, but sometimes it's more than that.
Libby cautions that physical, sexual, or psychological abuse in any form is an obvious sign you should consider divorce. The reality is that, more likely than not, if there has been one incident of domestic violence, there will be more.
Marriages are often faced with a variety of challenges, and according to Alisa Bowman, author of Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters, both spouses have to commit to solving the issue, not just one.
Dr. Manly has found that many people married to an emotionally disconnected partner suffer from feelings of isolation and hopelessness. That's no way to live your life.
Actively hearing what your spouse is saying is vital to the survival of a marriage," says Sydney Ceruto, Ph.D., psychologist and life coach. "When neither spouse is taking the time to really hear what the other is expressing,
Laurie Puhn explains that some spouses wish for a different past to solve current relationship issues, leading to disappointment.
A major part of marriage involves trying to fulfill your partner's needs while also making sure your own needs are met. It's a lifelong dance, a give-and-take, and it requires constant communication.
Sometimes when two people get together, someone has a future plan in mind that they fail to relay to their partner before tying the knot. According to Litman, you should probably be wary "when your life agendas and timelines don't and never will align" in a marriage.
One of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage is mutual respect. When that's gone and one partner consistently feels dismissed and rejected, you're not in a healthy relationship.
For many couples, cheating is a non-negotiable. If trust is paramount for you to continue on in your relationship, this will come as no surprise. "An affair can be a warning sign that a relationship is in trouble,