Many couples dread the idea of divorce. Because if they divorce, they’ll have to deal with a lesser income, possible criticism from relatives and/or emotional anguish. In Georgia, the filing fee costs $400, and the average divorce fee is $11,000 or more.
That said, some spouses want to dissolve their marriage but are too apprehensive to admit it. If you suspect your spouse wants a divorce — or you secretly want one yourself — here are some signs to look for.
They emotionally distance themselves from you
For example, you come home from work and greet them. But they only reply with a short grunt without looking up from their computer or phone.
Your spouse does everything in their power to avoid spending time with you
If you ask them to come home and have dinner with you, they always bring up a handy excuse to be at home as little as possible, like staying extra late at work or hanging out at a friend’s house.
There’s little to no communication between you two
During mealtimes, your conversation usually goes like this:
“So, how was your day?”
“Fine. And yours?”
And the rest of the time is spent eating in silence.
Both of you often break into ugly fights
There’s nothing wrong with having disagreements since everyone can’t be on the same page all the time. However, arguing becomes a problem when it turns into a heated fight, and nothing gets solved. While both of you considered marriage counseling, no one took steps to schedule an appointment.
Whatever relationship issues you and your spouse have been having lately, it’s best to take action to deal with them. It’s better than waiting for things to improve when it’s clear that nothing will change. Seek legal guidance to see if divorce is the best solution for you.