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2 ways arguments can predict divorce

On Behalf of | May 14, 2024 | Divorce

When there are changes in a relationship, it may indicate that a divorce is on the horizon. Couples will sometimes feel themselves moving in this direction before they even intentionally consider divorce or bring up the topic. In many cases, this has to do with conflict and arguing.

First of all, if the amount of arguments increases, that’s a red flag because it could mean the two people are unhappy. If there are fundamental issues with the relationship – such as a lack of connection or emotional support – it may make it feel like every little disagreement turns into a fight. Deciding where to go to dinner becomes an argument. Choosing a TV show or a movie to watch turns into a heated disagreement. None of these issues are significant on their own, but the increase in arguing shows that there are deeper problems with the relationship.

What if the arguments stop?

In other cases, though, the opposite thing happens. A couple constantly argues and then, one day, those arguments suddenly stop. Maybe one person just stops engaging and pushing back.

If this occurs, it could be because that person has just mentally checked out of the relationship. They already know that they want to end it and they’re going to file for divorce, so they don’t see any reason to continue arguing. Their partner might think that the relationship is getting better because the arguments have stopped, but the reality is that the relationship is ending.

If you and your spouse decide to get divorced for either of these reasons, make sure you are aware of all of the legal steps you need to take while dividing property and time with your children.