Some people see their divorce coming a mile away, while others are caught off-guard when their spouse brings their true feelings to light.

Understanding the top warning signs of divorce can help you address common problems before they result in a split:

  • You and/or your spouse are unhappy: Everyone has arguments, but if you’re unhappy all the time, it could be leading you down the path toward divorce.
  • You’re looking for reasons to avoid your spouse: Do you spend more time at work in the evening so you don’t have to see your spouse at home? Do you look for reasons to hang out with you coworkers and friends, all with the idea of avoiding your spouse? You should want to spend time together.
  • Your loved ones are chiming in on your relationship: Sometimes it’s difficult to see how bad things are when you’re so close to the situation. If your loved ones are telling you that divorce may be the right solution, dig down deep to find out what’s happening.
  • Everything is a struggle: You argue about everything, from where to eat dinner to how to spend and save your money. Worse yet, you’re unable to negotiate and compromise like you once did.

If you’re beyond the point of saving your marriage, it’s time to learn more about the divorce process, your legal rights and the steps you can take to stabilize your life now and in the future.

There’s nothing simple about divorce, but taking the right steps now can put your mind at ease and help you through one of the most challenging times of your life.