Common Sources of Marital Conflict You Should Address to Avoid Divorce
When you really want your marriage to work out, it’s easy to begin glossing over some relationship red flags. However, these issues can quickly become sources of major conflict in your relationship that, if left unaddressed, could lead to the end of a marriage.
Below are some examples of common sources of marital conflict that often lead to divorce:
- One-sided effort: Does it feel like you are putting much more effort into the relationship than your spouse? Perhaps your spouse does not try to spend time with your family or friends, but you frequently spend time with his or hers. This can be especially problematic around the holidays, an important time for families to gather.
- Inability to apologize: An inability to apologize on the part of either spouse could leave hard feelings to fester. For a relationship to work, each partner must be willing to admit his or her mistakes and be accountable to them. If you find your spouse unwilling or unable to apologize after a fight, you should address the issue.
- Time or money issues: If money regularly goes missing from your account or you simply do not know what your spouse is doing with his or her time, this might not necessarily be a sign of anything nefarious or salacious, but it definitely is a sign of a disconnect. You don’t need to know everything your spouse is doing at all hours of the day, but there should be some level of communication.
- Lack of respect of boundaries: Although spouses are teammates and life partners, there are still some personal boundaries that can be left intact. A pattern of overstepping these boundaries could be a pattern of disrespect that you should address with your spouse before it causes you to miss work or damage other relationships in your life.
If, after attempting to address these issues, you believe that your best option is to end your marriage, meet with an experienced Long Island divorce attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.