Happily ever after is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it seems as if many of life’s normal factors minimize the chances that some marriages will avoid divorce. A New Jersey couple who is under stress because of finances, career goals, issues with children or other things may be struggling to remember their reasons for marrying in the first place. However, it is not always easy to know when the stress is a phase that will pass or an indication that it is time to call it quits.
No two people are completely compatible, and even the closest soulmates may notice irritating things about their partners. When those irritations are no longer endearing, it is important for the couple to communicate before resentment sets in. The inability to resolve those little things may lead to even more serious issues that could signal the end of a marriage, including the following:
- Spouses are not able to agree or even compromise on important issues, such as where to live or when to have children.
- One or both spouses place their careers over the growth of the marriage.
- One spouse is feeling isolated or unappreciated by the other.
- One spouse is feeling bored and complacent, even about things that were formerly a passion.
Of course, when certain behaviors place one spouse at risk, divorce may be the most logical step. For example, one partner may become self-destructive by drinking too much or using drugs. Partners who lie about where they have been or use physical force to get their way may build a toxic environment in the home. It is always wise to escape dangerous situations for one’s own physical and mental well-being.