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Things that often happen before Texas couples get divorced

Aug 29, 2019

Do you ever wonder if other spouses have gone through similar experiences as you try to navigate the problems in your own marriage? It’s logical to assume that the answer to that question would be, “Yes,” as many Texas spouses can relate to the ups and downs the average married couple often encounters in their relationship.

Many Texas spouses can also relate to each other regarding certain problem issues that arise just before one or the other spouse files for divorce. If things have been growing increasingly contentious or even hostile in your marriage, you might find that the issues mentioned in this article are eerily familiar to what you’ve been going through. It’s helpful to talk to someone who understands your plight. It’s also helpful to know where to seek support if divorce is looming in your near future.

Emotional detachment often occurs before divorce

Perhaps you’ve found yourself emotionally detaching from your spouse. In addition to a strong physical attraction, emotional attachment is also a central component of most romantic relationships. When a marriage loses emotion, it’s a definite sign of trouble. Many spouses whose hearts grow cold toward one another wind up filing for divorce.

Children become aware of marital problems

In the past, you might have worked hard to conceal your marital problems from your children. At least, you tried not to argue in front of them or speak negatively about your spouse within their earshot. Spouses who constantly fight in front of their kids are often thinking about divorce.

Do you no longer enjoy being with your spouse?

If the time in your life when you wanted to always be spending time with your mate now seems like a distant memory, then you might relate to other spouses who say they knew they were headed for divorce when they no longer wanted to spend time with their partners.

Betrayal, negativity or worse

Lies, secrets or infidelity often precede divorce. Many Texas spouses also say that although no one cheated, their relationships ended because neither spouse ever had anything nice to say to the other. In fact, many spouses ultimately decide to divorce because of emotional or physical abuse.

The future

You might relate to one or more of these issues. There’s no way to know for sure which marriages will last and which will end in divorce. The most important issue is knowing how to build a strong support network if a divorce does occur. This is helpful not only for legal reasons but to provide encouragement and assistance to you and your children as you leave the past behind and move on in life as well.

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