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3 Signs Divorce is Coming

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DuPage County Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is something many people go through. Each couple is different, and there are many different reasons a couple or spouse might want a divorce, but there are some common themes or signs that may indicate the marriage could be headed for divorce. These signs do not mean a couple is doomed to divorce, but they can provide clues that they need to work with each other to resolve their issues before it is too late. 

Showing Contempt Toward Spouse

Four key behaviors can indicate a relationship is falling apart, and they are all related. Showing contempt for your partner, being overly critical of them, being defensive, and stonewalling are all actions indicative of serious problems in a relationship. Each of these issues should be taken seriously on their own, and any combination of them could mean a greater likelihood of divorce. Realizing your partner is human and makes mistakes, and showing empathy for them, are key aspects of a successful relationship. 

Too Much Affection

Showing affection does not seem like it would be an indication a marriage is more likely to end in divorce, but psychologist Ted Huston performed a study following 168 couples for 13 years, starting on their wedding day, which indicated too much affection is not good for a marriage. The study found that those who were extremely affectionate as newlyweds were more likely to divorce than those who displayed slightly less affection. The overly affectionate feelings and passions are too hard to maintain for a long period of time, leading to an increased chance of divorce. 

Age and Divorce

Marriage is something a couple should only do if they feel ready and want to spend their lives together. Some couples marry when they are young, others when they are older. Research suggests couples who marry while young, such as 18 or 19, and those who marry when they are in their mid-30s, have a higher chance of divorce than those who marry in their late 20s or early 30s. The odds of divorce also increase the greater the age gap between the two individuals. 

Contact a Wheaton Divorce Attorney

No marriage is likely to be perfect, and these are just some of the issues that may appear in a relationship. If you already feel you are ready for a divorce, you need a skilled Naperville family law attorney to assist you. The helpful lawyers at Anderson & Associates, P.C. can make sure you are taken care of in your divorce case. Contact us today at 630-653-9400 for a free consultation.



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