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How do I know if my marriage is heading for a divorce?

Every married couple goes through ups and downs. It’s a fact of life that things cannot be perfect all of the time. If you are currently going through a rocky patch in your marriage, you may be wondering whether this is simply a bump in the road or a sign that your marriage is over.

During difficult times in a marriage, it’s common for spouses to worry that their partner may file for divorce, and they may. Therefore, it’s best to prepare for divorce so that you have the upper hand. If you are dissatisfied with your marriage, the following are some signs that you may want to file for divorce sooner rather than later.

You constantly feel drained by your spouse

In a healthy partnership, spouses are able to comfort each other and lift each other up when times get tough. If you feel as though your partner is the one who is constantly bringing you down or making life difficult for you, it may be time to get a divorce.

Your partner won’t get help for their addiction

If your partner has substance abuse issues or another addiction, they need to get help, especially if it’s affecting your marriage. If they deny their issues and consistently refuse to get help, you should consider doing what’s best for you and filing for a divorce.

Making the decision to file for a divorce is never easy. However, if you think that a divorce is possible, you should make sure that you prepare for this possibility by understanding the law and how it is likely to apply to your individual situation.

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Joseph R. Zoucha, Attorney & Counselor at Law
520 Warren Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 650-381-9591
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