Cracks in the Foundation of a Marriage
Not every marriage is meant to last forever. Despite your best intentions and efforts, sometimes a marriage fails to work out the way you may have hoped. There may be times when you notice cracks in the foundation of your relationship with your spouse; when you see signs such as the ones below, it might be time to discuss your situation with a divorce attorney.
Lack of Communication
Communication is the building block to any relationship and the key to making relationships work. At first, you and your spouse may have been on the same page regarding how often you communicated. Over time, however, that communication may have gradually begun to deteriorate or fail to the point where you no longer discuss important issues as often as you should or you fail to truly listen to what each other has to say.
Communication is essential to a successful marriage; if that key is no longer present despite putting work in, it may be time to discuss your situation with an attorney.
Lack of Trust
As communication improves and you and your spouse get to know each other more, you start understanding that you can trust each other. When you get married, you are admitting that you believe this person will have your back and will not lie to you or betray you.
Sometimes humans do things that hurt others, and when that hurt is done to your spouse, that can seriously damage the trust that you have in each other. Lying, for example, can cause harm to your spouse’s trust in you to tell them the truth. If you get to a point where you feel like you cannot trust your spouse no matter what, that may be time to talk to an attorney.
Lack of Intimacy
Intimacy is an important aspect of a marriage, both sexually and relationally. As you and your spouse spend more time together, you gradually learn to open up to each other and share the parts of yourself that no one else knows. In short, intimacy is a deep relationship that you share only with your closest friends and family, and your spouse should be one of those people.
Over time, that intimacy may begin to dwindle. You may notice that your spouse is not as open about how they are feeling or what they are thinking as they once were, and despite your request for more openness, they just might not listen.
Lack of Happiness
A wedding is one of the happiest moments a person can have in their life, and while every day afterward may not always be without bad moments, it’s normal to feel happy and content in your relationship. Even the little things that might get under your skin are not enough to make you feel unhappy. However, as bigger incidents occur in your relationship, you may start to feel discontent or wish for an alternative, and when this happens, it’s important to acknowledge how you feel and call your attorney.
Lack of Love
People often refer to love as the feeling that you have for another person, and while those feelings certainly play a role in love, the concept is so much deeper than that. Love refers to a choice that people make every single day to put a person’s needs ahead of their own; it refers to accepting a person for who they are and making the choice to commit to that person day after day.
It may be very easy to make that choice early on in a relationship; over time, however, as more flaws in a person’s character become evident, it might get more difficult. When you realize that you cannot make that choice anymore, get in touch with your attorney.
Do You Have Questions?
The decision to get a divorce is not one someone should make on a whim. Much careful thought should be given before making this choice, and part of a wise decision is seeking counsel. If you have questions about your situation or about divorce, call the attorneys at Jeff Gilbert Law Office. We will listen to where you are, meet you where you are at, and help you determine the best course of action.
Learn more about divorce in Texas or speak with a member of our team by calling us at (979) 200-6556 or by visiting our website.