Do certain behaviors predict divorce?

All relationships go through periods of stress and strife, and there are no fool-proof ways to tell if you are heading for a divorce. However, relationships that are in trouble do show some common signs and symptoms. If you notice more than a few of these red flags, especially if they continue for more than a few days, it is definitely time to seek help in getting your marriage back on track:

  • • Checking up on each other, such as searching phone histories or receipts
  • • Walking on eggshells
  • • Strained conversations or unusual silences
  • • Controlling actions, such as forbidding each other to spend time with friends
  • • Fantasizing about other relationships
  • • Loss of interest in things that normally make you happy
  • • Justifying or making excuses for strange behaviors

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