Deciding to end your marriage is not easy. You may have waited many months or even years to decide if this was right for you. You may have been pushed because of a spouse’s adultery or realized that you no longer have the relationship you want after decades together.
Before you decide to end your marriage, there are some questions you should ask yourself. Some may include:
- Do you lack intimacy?
- Has there been a history of abuse or infidelity?
- Does your partner treat you with indifference?
- Do you feel indifferent towards your partner?
- If anything was changed, would you decide not to leave the relationship?
Asking hard questions like this will help you be sure that divorce is the right next step. If you feel that you will be better off divorced, then it’s time to talk to your attorney about how you’ll separate your assets, divide child custody (if you have children) or how you’ll receive or pay spousal support.
Before making any major decisions about your marriage, it’s a good idea to talk to your spouse. Let them know that you’re unhappy, and ask them for what you need. Try to get into a position where you know if they’re willing to try marriage counseling or couples counseling. If not, and if they also believe that a divorce is the right option, then it may be time to begin.
Our website has more information on going through a divorce and what to do if you’ve decided to divorce your spouse. This is a major, life-changing decision, and there is help available for you.