Not every marriage will survive. Even couples who seem to be made for each other will struggle to keep their marriage alive. As your marriage continues to struggle, you need to be on the lookout for different signs that could signal the end of your marriage. Let’s take a look at how you can detect the possibility of a divorce in today’s post.

The feeling of contempt is a difficult one to live with, especially in a marriage. Contempt can include mocking your spouse, name-calling, sneering, harmful jokes and other words that hurt your spouse.

It’s perfectly normal for a married couple to have criticisms of each other, but when that criticism is of the spouse and not their behavior, you could have a serious problem with your marriage. Criticizing the spouse and not their behavior can be very harmful to the health of the marriage.

When one or both spouses walk out of the home during a disagreement or to simply avoid speaking to the other spouse, you could be headed for a divorce. Many people don’t like confrontation. When the avoidance of conversation and conflict become permanent parts of a marriage, it could very well be in trouble.

If you are constantly on the defensive, even if you don’t realize it, the marriage could be on a path to divorce. Going on the defensive is a mechanism of defending yourself from a complaint by issuing a counter-complaint.

As you can see, the warning signs of a divorce will be present in many areas of your marriage. Don’t overlook any of these signs as it could further hurt the marriage. It’s important to have a plan in place to prepare for divorce.