Land Mines for Marriage: What Are the Most Dangerous Signs That You Are Heading for A Divorce

Most divorces do not happen for no reason at all. Normally, couples have disagreed and have been struggling for some time before they make the decision to split. Many assume that the warning signs of divorce are mostly explosive arguments, extreme betrayal, or infidelities. These are a cause for the end of a marriage, but signs of divorce can also be subtle, everyday occurrences that tend to go more unnoticed.

David Badanes, Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island has shared some of the most common warning signs that may lead to a divorce.

  • Emotional Distress: If you are not happy, or your spouse tells you that he/she is feeling negative emotions toward you or that he/she has no positive emotions towards you, then this is a tell-tale sign that something isn’t working.
  • Infidelities: Loyalty is a key component of marriage and if your spouse is caught having an affair whether it be physical or emotional, it can be hard to bounce back from.
  • Avoidance: If you or your spouse are spending more time with friends or family than with each other, it could be a sign your relationship isn’t as strong as it once was. While it’s perfectly healthy to have time away from each other, if you find that you’re spending more time away from each other than together you should take a closer look at your relationship.
  • Intimacy: Physical attraction and intimacy in a relationship is a key component of a successful marriage. Be wary if there is little to no intimacy in the interactions between each of you.
  • Respect: Mutual respect is a foundational element to marriage. If there is a lack of respect between you and your spouse, then you may want to consider having some sort of discussion about the future of your relationship.
  • Destructive Behaviors: If you or your spouse are engaging in destructive behaviors such as excessive drinking or using drugs, it’s important to ask yourself why you are doing so. Often, an unhealthy or unstable relationship can cause people to partake in destructive behaviors or self-sabotage. More importantly, sometimes these destructive behaviors have a negative impact on a marriage and can actually be the reason a couple divorces.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need a divorce attorney on Long Island to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at or visit our website: The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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