Initiating a divorce in Texas is a huge decision. Some feel that it would be easier if there was one major sign that indicated separation is the best option. However, things are usually much more complicated. There are usually several factors that drive marriage mates apart.
One factor that could indicate that a divorce is imminent is that the couple no longer engages in activities together that they enjoy. When couples do not play together, they usually don’t stay together. Some couples have been able to rekindle that part of their relationship. Others get divorced because the absence of fun may indicate high levels of anger and resentment that the couple feel are too difficult to overcome.
Living separate lives can indicate that a marriage is on the rocks. Actions like not being interested in a partner’s life, not caring about how they would react to decisions or not even thinking about a partner all indicate that the couple live separate lives and divorce may be in their future.
A lack of respect is another red flag that a marriage is not doing well. When each individual engages in actions or makes decisions that they know would hurt the other person, the marriage is likely in big trouble. This could include things like making life-altering decisions without consulting the other partner or engaging in actions that one person clearly asked the other not to engage in.
A spouse may want to speak with a family law attorney when they feel like there is too much negativity or too many grudges in their marriage. Legal counsel could provide advice on issues like alimony, child custody, parenting time and other matters that commonly arise at the end of a marriage. The attorney may even be able to represent their client in court if it is necessary.