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Common Indicators of an Upcoming Divorce

Filing for divorce is generally not something people take lightly. In most cases, the divorce had been a long time coming, with at least one of the partners having been considering it for quite some time.

There are some issues that arise during a marriage that are major red flags that the relationship could be heading for divorce. Here are a few examples of some of these indicators.

  • Constant criticism and insults: Constant put-downs and criticism can do some significant damage to a relationship. It indicates a lack of appreciation at best, and open contempt at worst.
  • Abuse: Beyond verbal abuse, physical or emotional abuse is also an obvious sign that the marriage is close to an end. Such abuse should not be tolerated in a relationship.
  • Lack of intimacy: It is perfectly normal for there to be “hot and cold” periods, for lack of a better term, during a marriage in terms of intimacy. However, if a long period of time goes by during which one or both spouses fail to initiate intimacy, or if one spouse in particular constantly feels deprived, it could spell trouble for a marriage.
  • Fighting: Constant fighting is another sign of trouble in a marriage. While it can be resolved in some cases in couples therapy, it can also spell permanent doom for a relationship in some circumstances.
  • Lack of trust: If there is a basic lack of trust in the relationship about important issues related to the marriage, it could result in some long-term trouble for the marriage.

For more examples of common “warning signs” that could indicate a forthcoming divorce, contact an experienced Minnesota attorney at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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