Filing for a divorce is a very serious decision, and one that certainly shouldn’t be made lightly. Divorce within itself is a long process and can end up costing a lot of money. The decision to get divorced shouldn’t just be made at the drop of a hat, it needs to be well organised and thought out.
Along with this, there are also a number of different avenues you can take in order to get divorced. One of the easiest methods, especially if you have children, is to try family mediation. If successful, family mediation can save you a significant amount of time and money.
But taking a step back, how do you know that it is time for a divorce? There usually isn’t just one major thing that happens which will make you want to get a divorce, but over time with a combination of a number of different factors will result in the feeling of needing to get divorced.
So, have a read on below at some of the signs to look for that mean it might be time to consider a divorce:
Unwillingness to Resolve Issues
During a marriage or relationship, there will always be issues that present themselves, some will certainly be bigger than others. If you and/ or your partner don’t want to resolve any of the issues, particularly the bigger ones, there might be underlying problems with the relationship.
If it feels like you are no longer fighting together for the relationship but you are fighting against each other, you may find that you end up just going around in circles. Healthy couples do fight, but not all the time, and they will always look to resolve whatever issues they are facing.
Mental Health Issues
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and if you feel as though it is your partner that is the root cause of a significant proportion of your poor mental health it may be time to consider your options.
One of the options you should consider is talking it out and how to turn it around. If you feel like you are just talking to a brick wall, banging your head and getting no real changes, then it may be time to take more serious actions.
Respect is a very important component of any relationship, so if you find that there is no respect in the relationship it may be time to move on. You’ll likely find that if there is no respect in a relationship then other important components of the relationship will tend to fall away as well.
Lack of Compromise
In a relationship you are not going to get what you want all of the time, it is all about compromise. But when this compromise starts to break down, you know there is probably a few big underlying issues at play here.
There are a lot of things in a relationship that need to be compromised on, so if your partner is unwilling to make any sort of sacrifice for you, you need to think if they are the type of person you want in your life. Without proper compromise, the relationship can quickly become one-sided.
No Team Work
One of the best things about being in a relationship is the feeling of being part of a team. You know you have their back, and they have yours. If you find you and your partner aren’t working well as a team anymore then it may feel like you are both trying to pull each other in different directions.…