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When do you know a divorce is coming?

There are many challenges couples face during the years they are married, but one of the most painful is finally admitting that a marriage is over. How Michigan couples handle divorce impacts not only them but also everyone else affected by what’s happening, especially children. So, to have the best possible outcome, it is important to be prepared — to be able to recognize that divorce is imminent by spotting the signs.

The first sign that there is trouble in a marriage is the breakdown in communication. And if couples do talk, they may do so in a negative way, like speaking harshly. When communication is non-existent or always mean-spirited, the relationship will ultimately break down. Another sign to watch for is aggression or lashing out over things that are insignificant. Much of the time when people do this, they’re trying to convince themselves to move ahead with a divorce.

When a couple’s physical intimacy with each other begins to decrease, it may be a sign of a looming separation. It is not uncommon for couples who have been married for years to have less frequent intimate connection, but when it ends altogether, there may be a problem. It could be a sign that one spouse is being unfaithful in the marriage.

Michigan residents who notice these signs in their marriages or other negative patterns of behavior in a spouse could be on the verge of divorce. The sooner each person reaches out to obtain independent legal advice, the better. Knowing something about the process may better the outcome of the divorce.

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