When Louisiana couples tie the knot, most expect it to be for life or forever, depending on your personal beliefs. Couples do not go into a marriage expecting it to end, and sometimes you may not see it coming. If you are dealing with problems in your marriage and feel it may be time to call it quits, verywellmind has some suggestions to help you make your decision.

Many couples stay together because they have built a life together and it is simply easier to do so. The reality is that indecision can affect many areas of your life and you may slowly be headed to a negative existence if you avoid the decision. If the following things are being affected, it may be time to decide:

  • Health: If you are not eating healthy, exercising or sleeping because of stress in your marriage, it may be time to consider a divorce.
  • Job: Lack of attention and moodiness can often be the result of a marriage that is difficult and on its way to an end.
  • Other relationships: Frustration, sadness, anger, indecision, impatience and fear from a struggling marriage can affect your relationships with family members, friends and your children.

While it is hard to know when your marriage should end, there are things you can do before making a big decision like this. Look for additional stressors in your life and determine if removing them will improve your marriage. Find ways to put yourself on solid ground financially, mentally and emotionally to ensure you can handle the turmoil of a divorce. Make your emotional and physical safety a priority and devise a plan for yourself if divorce is the ultimate choice.

Some people benefit from seeking professional help when it comes time to decide about divorce. While it may be beneficial to consult a marriage counselor before deciding, it can also benefit you to speak to a family law attorney.

This is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as legal advice.