Skip to main content

5 Telling Signs of a Troubled Marriage

Do you know that four out of 10 marriages in the US involve couples marrying for the second time? This number brings the rate of remarriages to about 40 percent. The rate of both spouses remarrying is about 20 percent, while one spouse remarrying is also at 20 percent. 

However, second marriages are more prevalent in men than women. Women find it hard to say “I do” again after their first marriage fails. Many of them prefer to stay single or raise children as single parents.

From these statistics, it’s evident that many people find themselves in a troubled marriage. But what signs signal a bad marriage? When do you know that it’s time to break the “till death do us apart” covenant?

Here are five common instances.

1. You Keep on Avoiding Conflict

Relationship problems usually manifest in conflicts. However, if you keep on avoiding these conflicts, then your marriage is in big trouble. It means that your spouse doesn’t feel free or safe talking about their insecurities.

2. Poor Communication Signals a Troubled Marriage

Communication problems in marriages can manifest in many ways. For instance, you can’t resolve a simple marital conflict simply because no one is ready to talk about it. Even worse, you can’t hold meaningful conversations as before.

This is a clear sign that your marriage experiences relationship issues. You should find a solution as soon as possible or walk away.

3. Zero Intimacy

Although sex isn’t the most critical factor for a successful relationship, it has a lot to do with a strong marriage. Zero intimacy even when out in the public are signs marriage is in trouble.

Do you remember how your partner couldn’t let go of your hands when you started dating? The same energy should prevail during the marriage.

4. No Connection

Relationship issues start to manifest when your spouse goes out of their way and starts avoiding you. This is very common among wives that cheat. In most cases, a loose connection means you find yourself happier alone than when you spend time with your spouse.

For instance, you can discover something new that gives you more joy than catching a movie together, say a hobby. Eventually, you start to draw away from your partner, fading the love connection. This is a red flag for a troubled marriage.

5. Dishonesty

Do you find yourself withholding vital information from your partner, simply because you don’t want to upset them? Well, this is very big marriage trouble. You may have good intentions but your partner won’t take it lightly once they discover you’re being dishonest.

In the long haul, dishonesty broods a feeling of betrayal. It won’t be long before you decided to call it quits and everyone walks their way. In that case, always weigh your options before withholding something back from your partner.

You Can Make Your Marriage Work

Marriages are just like any other relationship. It’s never all that rosy unless you’re faking it. Watch out for these signs of a troubled marriage and make effort to amend things before walking away.

For instance, you can go for counseling to improve your communication. Read other articles on this site for more tips on maintaining a good relationship in marriage.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!

3 HOME IMPROVEMENT TO MAKE BEFORE MOVING IN

While shifting to your dream house, you may face a mountain of pre-move work, including downsizing, packing, hiring moving trucks, and other help. When you already have a list full of tasks, home improvements for the new house might be the last thing. However, handling the new house renovation before moving in is convenient for you in many ways. Planning home improvement is exciting and stressful both. If you are moving to a house that is not entirely ready, you have massive things to do. To make things smooth, create a list based on priorities. If you are shifting to a freshly build house, you do not need to make a lot of renovation, though you can add a little personal touch to it. When you make house changes before moving in, you can save your floor and furniture from paint spills. You will have an open space to plan the house interior. You can protect yourself and your family from hazardous odors and dust. There are several home improvements like removing popcorn ceil