In a prior blog post, we discussed the signs that you may need a divorce. In that post, we focused on intimacy issues, breaking points, a lack of change and staying amicable.
Of course, those are only a few signs. In that post, we promised to revisit the topic, and in this post, we will.
To be clear, abuse is nonnegotiable. Without question, abuse means you should look for a way out, and you should work with your Georgia divorce attorney on an escape plan.
This applies to more than just physical abuse. It is also emotional and verbal abuse.
You deserve to be happy and healthy, and you do not have to take the abuse. Though, this divorce process will look different from a traditional divorce as you will likely need protection from your soon-to-be ex-spouse.
You are on different life paths
Many of us do not talk about what we want out of life until after we are married. We may talk about superficial things, but we may not talk about kids, where we want to live, what we want to do or where we see our lives going.
If we wait until after we marry to have these conversations, we may find that we are on different life paths. And, if so, we may find that those life paths are not compatible.
For example, if you find that you want children, and your spouse does not want children, you probably should not stay together. You will likely grow to resent your spouse over time, and your marriage will suffer as a result.
Eventually, you may lose your ability to have healthy children.
If you want to live in another country, but your spouse wants to live in Georgia, these are mutually exclusive goals. And, both spouses cannot be happy. One spouse will grow more and more resentful.
Divorcing now can save you both a lot of heartache later.
Does your marriage cause you painful distress? If so, and your marriage is causing you significant distress, you should get divorced.
There is no reason to stay together if your spouse together does not give you any joy in life. Your health, both mental and physical, matters, and if your marriage is negatively affecting both, divorce is a better option.
One of the most common reasons cited for divorce is communication problems. This can include constant arguing, an inability to connect, etc.
Do not ignore these problems. Work on them with professional help.
However, if it does not improve, it may be time to move on as you both may not be compatible.