Many divorce cases happen because one person loses interest in the relationship – or because both people drift apart. This doesn’t mean that anyone has done anything wrong. The relationship has simply run its course.
But how do you know if this is happening so that you can start planning for your divorce? It’s important to know what types of signs to look for.
Potential indicators of a divorce on the horizon
First and foremost, it’s important to note that all relationships are different and all people are unique. The following signs could indicate that your spouse has lost interest and that divorce is coming up, but they may not. These are simply red flags to keep in mind:
- They start spending more time at the office.
- They prefer spending time with friends or other family members.
- Your relationship lacks physical intimacy.
- You begin to have arguments about the smallest things.
- Your spouse often makes negative comments about you in front of others.
- Your spouse becomes more secretive with their phone or devices.
- You start spending more time apart and do not seem to have shared interests.
Interestingly, it can even be an indicator of divorce when arguments and disagreements stop. This sometimes happens because one person has already decided to end the relationship, so they’re not willing to put the energy into a dispute.
If it does turn out that you and your spouse are going to get divorced, taking action in advance can help. You can plan for things like dividing assets, finding separate places to live, closing joint bank accounts and more. Be sure you know what legal steps to take.