When you’re married, you want to trust that your spouse is the right person for you. Unfortunately, that won’t always be the case.
Sometimes, people change over time. Other times, there were yellow flags before the marriage that have now become red. If you’re concerned that your marriage isn’t what you thought it would be and think that you may want a divorce, look for these three red flags to help you make your decision.
- Your spouse keeps making decisions without you
One big relationship red flag for people to recognize is when their spouses keep making decisions for them. When your spouse isn’t asking for your input on major purchases or financial decisions, you may be left to help with a bill that you didn’t really want to take on. If you aren’t both on the same page, you may end up feeling resentment towards one another.
- Your spouse feels entitled to your time and money
Many couples share their money and spend time together, but there is a difference between sharing because you love someone and feeling entitled to what your partner has. If your spouse makes large purchases as soon as you get paid or restricts your access to your own funds, it’s time to consider taking action.
- Your spouse coming home is a hassle
The third red flag is feeling upset or annoyed when your spouse comes home. If their existence itself is frustrating you and making you annoyed, it may be the case that your relationship has already run its course. Think about when you started to feel that way and why, so you can focus on how you want to address those feelings. For some people, making small changes, like getting help with chores, makes a difference. For others, divorce is on the menu.
These are a few red flags that may be signaling the end of your marriage. If you are uncomfortable with your spouse, feel they’re too entitled to your time and money and won’t ask you before making decisions, then a divorce may be something that you want to consider.