Deciding to initiate divorce proceedings is rarely (if ever) a fast and easy choice. Most people spend months or years trying to mend their relationships before they even consider getting a divorce.
It is normal to want to avoid divorce, especially if you’ve been married for some time. If you are stuck between yearning for a single life and wanting to save your marriage, let your inner thoughts and feelings be your guide.
Time together equals stress
When relationships deteriorate, spending time together goes from a happy, peaceful experience to one filled with stress. If you always feel uncomfortable (anxious or tense) when your spouse is nearby, your body might be trying to tell you the end is near.
You can no longer be yourself
As time passes, people tend to grow and evolve. They may change their belief systems and morals, for example. If your priorities have evolved, but your spouse’s priorities have stayed the same, you may feel you’ve lost the ability to be who you are right now. It could be a sign that a divorce is in order.
You are stashing money away
Subconsciously (or consciously) making financial decisions without spousal input often precedes filing a divorce petition. If you are moving money to a new bank account or looking for work with better pay, deep down, you might have already decided to get a divorce.
It can be helpful to familiarize yourself with the laws that govern Texas divorces as you decide whether to end your marriage or stay together. If you ultimately choose divorce, you will already understand much of how property division and child-related matters work in family law courts.