How many times this month has the idea of divorcing your spouse crossed your mind? If you consider divorce more and more frequently, it may be time for you to weigh your options seriously and make a decision one way or the other. Whether to end your marriage is not a choice to make casually or quickly, but there may be negative consequences if you live with indecision for too long.
Perhaps you are simply under too much stress to make a reasonable decision about something so life-changing. If you feel overwhelmed with various factors in your life, it may not be wise to try to make a major decision such as whether to file for divorce. However, it may be time for you to step back from the stress and give yourself some peace to carefully consider your options.
What does your marriage look like?
Your unique circumstances likely play a role in your indecision. For example, couples who have been together for decades may stay married because their lives are entangled, and divorce would be difficult. Younger couples may find it easier to split because they have fewer factors bonding them. However, even after years with your spouse, you may find that any of the following brings you back to the idea of ending the marriage:
- Your spouse behaves with indifference toward you or no longer respects you.
- You and your spouse no longer share physical or emotional intimacy.
- It seems like there is no joy left in your marriage.
- You are past the point of forgiving or hoping for a better life with your spouse.
- You no longer want to put any effort into the marriage.
- Your spouse is physically or verbally abusive.
- Your spouse is unwilling to enter a treatment program for substance abuse.
- Your spouse is habitually unfaithful, or you have already found someone new.
Perhaps you are dealing with more than one of the above factors, which may mean you have already detached from the marriage. If this is the case, you would be wise to consult with an attorney to learn about your rights when divorcing in Florida. You may find that obtaining this information convinces you that divorce is in your best interests, or you may decide to try one more time to reconcile with your spouse. In either case, your attorney can advise you on the best course of action.