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Much like how no one gets married overnight, even the problems and rifts in a marriage don’t really occur overnight. They creep up silently and end up building an invisible gap between the partners.
Would you be surprised if I said that statistics have shown that majority of people who are unhappy in their marriage tend to drag it out for over six years before finally seeking professional aid – be it separation or even some other form of settlement. Intriguing, isn’t it?
In this article, we are going to be sharing the top 5 signs that might alert you that your marriage is falling around in shambles.
1- You are possibly thinking about adultery or infidelity
Affairs as a part of failed marriages are a very common thing. People in affairs often tend to either enjoy the excitement that the new relationship brings them or are simply enjoying the attention that they get from someone else that’s not their spouse.
2- Dragging the fights
Every couple fights, right? Fights are what make a relationship stronger, some people say. But, the moment these fights turn into something more heinous and hurtful, that’s when you know it’s time to take a step back and think of other possible options in life.
3- You like being apart for longer times
Are you starting to question yourself when you feel like you would rather not stay in your partner’s company and away from them? If the feelings of separation ignite satisfaction and a positive feeling within you, you should know that your marriage is long gone.
4- Fighting about the same thing (over and over and over…)
If being practical, we should be pretty aware of the fact that conflicts are a huge part of a relationship. You really can’t expect a couple to stay under the same roof day after day and not have fights.
But, fight on the same thing over and over again is not a sign of healthy marriage. If you are finding your partner disregarding your point of view and not paying enough attention to your thought-process, what even is the purpose of the marriage?
5- Lack of sexual interest in each other
Attraction makes up a healthy marriage, as crude as it sounds. So, if you are finding yourself drifting away from your partner (in terms of sexual needs), chances are that your marriage is not in a good place right now.
If any of these above mentioned alarming signs sound familiar to you, it is time for you to assess your marriage and either talk to your partner or seek help immediately.
By Somapika Dutta