Most people reserve January for kicking bad habits so they can begin a new year as a better version of themselves. For some people, this includes finally filing for divorce after trying to make their marriage work with little success.
In fact, quite a number of couples dissolve their marriages in January, so much so that January is sometimes referred to as the divorce month. If your marriage is currently on the rocks, you may wonder if you’re headed for a divorce in January. Knowing the signs you should look out for can help you decide if seeking legal guidance proactively may be a good idea.
Communication breakdown: Is silence speaking louder than words?
In any relationship, effective communication is the cornerstone of a healthy connection. If you find that your once open lines of dialogue have turned into mere one-word answers, it’s time to pay attention. The absence of meaningful communication can lead to a growing emotional distance between partners.
Emotional disconnect: Are you growing apart?
As one year comes to a close and the next approaches, couples may find themselves reflecting on their individual growth trajectories. Suppose you sense a growing emotional disconnect where shared interests and goals no longer align; without intervention, your marriage could end in a January divorce.
Unresolved conflicts: is unspoken resentment straining your relationship?
Undoubtedly, conflicts are a part of any relationship. However, when these conflicts remain unresolved, they can fester and become toxic, casting a shadow over the entire relationship. Lingering resentment can be easy to miss when a couple is too busy juggling adult responsibilities. Moreover, confronting unresolved issues requires a level of courage and vulnerability that many spouses may not know how to master.
By being attuned to these signs, you can be mindful of the state of your marriage as you approach the beginning of a new year. With this knowledge, you can decide whether to fight for your union or start preparing for a divorce.