How Do I Know When It’s Over?

should I leave my spouse. BarrieWhen it comes to marriages, there will inevitably be those ones that end in divorce for one reason or another.

When it comes to the Canadian divorce rate, in particular, almost 40 percent of marriages will end by their 30th wedding anniversary. While the divorce rate in Canada has declined by 8 percent over recent years, you may still find yourself in a predicament that gives you no other option other than to leave your spouse.

You may even move on to another marriage, thinking you have learned from your previous mistakes, but the divorce rate of second marriages in Canada has a staggering number of its own. You may find yourself forever reeling from bad marriages, but if you know the warning signs to look out for, you just might end up saving yourself from unforeseen headaches, and heartaches.

Signs That You Should Leave Your Spouse

Dysfunctional relationships come about for many reasons, but here are some reasons that may cause you to take a closer look at your marriage.

Any Type of Abuse

You may find that your spouse is talking down to you, or has even hit you on more than one occasion. This is a bond of trust that once broken, is almost too much to overcome when trying to reestablish that bond. If you are being abused in any way, you need to leave the situation immediately.

Your Spouse is Battling Addiction

Addiction can come in many forms, such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, or other aspects. These addictions can become severely problematic and can cause rifts in your marriage that may cause irreparable harm. Once again, there is a trust factor that will need to be overcome in order to move on. If your spouse isn’t willing to stop or change when it comes to these addictions, you may want to start considering leaving.

You Feel Like You Are Constantly Being Deceived

You may question everything your spouse says or does and think it’s a lie. Maybe they have broken that trust bond with you and now you feel that everything they do is a form of deception now. If they are constantly trying to avoid confrontation, or are looking for ways to get around important topics to you, or they are acting in a way that is not normal for them, that is a clear warning sign.

You Suspect or Have Proof, that Your Spouse is Cheating

There are several signs that may indicate your spouse is being unfaithful. They may be coming and going at odd hours, they may be distancing themselves from you, or you may have physical proof such as hair on their clothes that isn’t yours, or even credit card receipts for flower shops and restaurants. Cheating is hard to overcome, and even more importantly, harder to forgive. You may find yourself not wanting to give them another chance.

You’ve Simply Grown Apart

This will happen over time. How you handle it will make or break your marriage. You may find yourself drifting from one another, but if you both aren’t willing to make the sacrifice to reconnect and find what you once had, then you won’t be able to make it work. It can’t be done with only one partner trying to fix it.

You can save yourself many years of heartache by getting out sooner rather than later. You will be better off in the long run. Contact one of our divorce lawyers in Newmarket or Orillia to start moving forward with the process.

Brian Galbraith

Brian Galbraith is the owner and founder of Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation. Brian is known in the legal community for his commitment to efficiently practicing family law using technology and streamlining the divorce processes.

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