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Divorce: 3 questions to know if you're ready

No divorce is the same, and no decision to divorce happens for the same reasons. Nevertheless, psychologists and family therapists who have dealt with divorcing couples see some factors again and again. According to some family therapy experts, if you answer yes to the following questions, it could be a sign that you're ready to end your marriage.

Three questions that can help you decide if you're ready to divorce:

  • Did you stop having sex? A lack of sex drive might not be a sign that something is wrong with you medically. It could simply be a sign that you're no longer emotionally or sexually attracted to your spouse.
  • Are you having more fun outside your marriage than in it? If you're more focused on your children, or more focused on outside activities, than being focused on your marriage -- it could be a sign that you're bored of your partnership and ready to move on.
  • Are you getting ready to be single again? If you start an exercise routine or start doing other things to improve your appearance, ask yourself: Are you getting ready to be single again, or are you doing this for your spouse?

Just because you answered yes some or all of these questions does not necessarily mean you should get a divorce. However, it's a good sign that your relationship with your spouse needs to change -- and a long hard talk is necessary. If you want to gain more insight on your readiness to divorce, speaking with a Michigan divorce lawyer about what you can expect in your divorce process is another excellent place to start.

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