Every relationship is different, but some issues that crop up for a couple can prove to be a sign that a divorce is on the horizon. According to Mindy R. Smith, in a recent column for the Huffington Post, there are some signals that a marriage may be coming to an end, and understanding these signs can help couples better prepare for what the future holds.
Some indicators that could point to a divorce are those relating to potential infidelities, writes Smith. For example, if spouses are on Facebook constantly chatting with old flames, if they are heading to bars more frequently or if they no longer want to be intimate, a divorce could be coming soon.
Relationships are also in trouble if laziness takes hold, says Smith. Spouses sometimes change appearance or gain weight, but if one partner gains more than 20 percent of their body weight, problems could be on the horizon. In addition, one spouse should not be the only one with responsibility, as this could cause irreparable damage.
“It is never permissible for one spouse to do everything in the marriage whether that is child-rearing, earning income or maintaining the home,” Smith explains.
According to Ask Men, a spouse paying close attention to finances and bills could also be sign that a relationship is on the rocks.