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Is it time for a divorce?

There comes a point in many marriages when one of the couple may wonder, “is it time to get a divorce?” Thinking about getting a divorce can bring up many emotions, and it can be hard to decide whether it is right for you or not. Divorce does not need to be messy and emotional, either. Many couples pursue an amicable and healthy split.

Not all marriages work out in the end. The truth is, between 40 and 50 percent of married couples choose to get a divorce. So, if you are not seeing couples splitting up in your near vicinity, find reassurance in the fact that you would not be alone. How do you know when it is time for a divorce?


If either you or your spouse are cheating, it may be time to look toward divorce. An affair does not just need to be physical, but it could also be emotional. If you find yourself emotionally cheating on your current spouse, you may want to reevaluate if it is time for divorce. Likely, you will both be happier in the end.

Lost Trust

Trust is an important part of any relationship, and if you no longer have it or never had it to begin with, you may be considering divorce. You should be able to trust your partner with the vulnerabilities in your life, and count on them to be there for you.

Only in it for the kids

Your children should not be the only reason that you and your spouse are staying together. Likely, the tension and fighting that are going on behind (or in front of) the curtain are not going unnoticed. It may be a healthier solution for you and your children to think about divorce.

Grow apart

It happens. Sometimes, people just fall out of love. You and your partner may not connect physically, emotionally or spiritually anymore and that can be completely natural. If this is the case, a divorce may benefit your overall health and happiness.

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