7 Signs Your Marriage Might End Up in Divorce
On 18th September 2018
No two marriages end the same way. But several of these issues play a big factor in all of them. If your marriage doesn’t receive the necessary time and attention, it will deteriorate. Catch these red flags in your relationship? It could be time to seek counseling.
Showing Too much affection
According to the study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology:
"As newlyweds, the couples who divorced after seven or more years were almost giddily affectionate, displaying about one-third more affection than did spouses who were later happily married."
Meanwhile, Aviva Patz wrote in Psychology Today:
"Couples whose marriages begin in romantic bliss are particularly divorce-prone because such intensity is too hard to maintain. Believe it or not, marriages that start out with less 'Hollywood romance' usually have more promising futures."
Speaking to each other with contempt
"Contempt is a genuine devaluing and disrespect for the other person," says Bilek, LCSW-C, a marriage counselor, and director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, who regularly sees couples in various stages of disarray. "Respect is essential in a marriage, and it can still exist even in the face of disagreement or anger. But, when you see your spouse as someone unworthy of your respect, your marriage is likely to go downhill from there."
Many studies have found a correlation between financial disagreements and divorce. If you’re hiding debt from your spouse, you’ve made some reckless financial decisions, or you’re constantly stressed over the state of your finances, it’s not a good sign.