Say what you will, but there’s often quite a bit of truth in jokes. Not about the target of the joke, but about the teller of the joke. You may have noticed unhappy employees joking about wanting to burn down their workplace, or joking about how they’re not paid enough.
Certain men will flaunt and boast about the things they think make their lives appear wonderful. If he barely ever mentions his wife, it’s probably because he’s trying to forget she exists on one level or another.
When trying to boast, he flaunts his money and his career — but not his wife.
When stuck in an unhappy marriage, people will often regret having kids, and it's pretty easy to read when they’re around their offspring. They often will find ways to “pawn kids off” on in-law, or look for sympathy from friends and family simply for existing near their own children.
Just like women do, a man who is truly unhappy at home will take longer hours at work, or find new reasons to stay away from home. In some situations, it’s often a self-preservation act that shields them from emotional abuse or otherwise negative vibes.
Here’s the thing about a man who says this: He’s admitting he feels he made a mistake when he got married. If he didn’t feel like it was a mistake, then why would he tell others it’s a mistake for them to never get married? Go ahead, take as long as you need to answer for yourself.
One small subtlety that never escapes my eye is seeing how many men look tired all the time after a couple of years of marriage. They look beaten down. While this can be a sign of general depression, I often find it to be a very common sign among unhappily married men, too.
If you’ve known this guy for a long time, you’ve seen him in his glory days. If you’ve stuck around for as long as you have, you've probably stuck around because he used to be (or still is) an awesome human being who has that spark of life.
Okay, if you see this, there are serious problems in a relationship that should probably be ended in divorce.
However, if he’s whining so much that you need to avoid being the other woman and developing feelings for him, you need to tell him that needs to get a divorce or counseling.
Usually, this is a sign that typically appears when women are alone together and feel comfortable revealing their personal relationship truth.
A lot of people who are really not handling life or stress very well will turn to booze, drugs, or gambling as a way to feel okay with what’s going on in their lives.