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Could these 4 behaviors predict divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2024 | Divorce

No one marries with the intent of one day divorcing. Yet many couples find that their marriages don’t stand the test of time and wind up filing for divorce.

But what if there were a way to predict which couples might not go the distance? According to one professor and psychologist, there may be four behavioral signs that are red flags for divorce. Read on to learn what they are:

  1. Criticizing their partners – You don’t have to love every trait your partner has, but being a constant critic and assaulting their personality is a recipe for failure.
  2. Feeling contempt for their spouses – Husbands and wives fight over many things, but when they toss contemptuous insults at one another, love flies out the window.
  3. Emotional withdrawal – Stonewalling your spouse by refusing to engage in constructive conversations that can mend a marriage can indicate divorce might be looming.
  4. Acting defensively – Putting up barriers and always being ready to counterattack is no good news for your marriage. Finding better communication styles can perhaps get you back on track.

Is it time to consider divorce? Only you and your spouse can answer that question. But before you make any rash moves, it is important to gather as much information as possible. 

As Louisiana is a community property state, you must be strategic in your approach when dividing your property. Learning more about your rights and responsibilities under the law can help you leave your marriage with what you need to start over anew as a single person.