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Signs that you and your spouse are drifting apart

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2022 | Divorce |

While it is true that a lot of divorce cases center around events like affairs or addiction, there are also plenty of cases where nothing all that serious takes place. Over time, two people just tend to drift apart and decide that they should no longer be in a relationship. You see this happen all the time when people are dating, but it can happen in marriages, too.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen for both people at the same time. Since preparing for divorce in advance can be helpful, it may be good to know if you see signs that you and your spouse are drifting apart and that divorce may be on the horizon.

They start spending extra time at the office

There are times when people have to stay late at work to get things done, but a consistent pattern of staying at the office can be problematic. On one hand, extra time apart just makes you drift apart even more. At the same time, the fact that they’re staying late may me and that they would rather spend time with coworkers.

You never do each other any favors

When you first started dating, your partner would probably do little things to make your life easier. They would do you favors, and they would go out of their way to do them. When this stops, even if they’re agreeable enough when you ask them to do something, it could mean their feelings have changed.

You don’t have anything to talk about

When people start drifting apart, they tend to lose their shared interests and they may feel like they have nothing to talk about. It is certainly not important for couples to like all of the same things, but it can be problematic if you feel like you like none of the same things.

Small things feel confrontational

In some cases, as people feel the relationship ending, there will become extra friction. Even little decisions may start to turn into arguments. You may feel like your spouse is confrontational at every turn. When this becomes constant, it’s a problem.

If you do think that you and your spouse are moving toward a divorce, take the time to look into all of the legal options at your disposal.