3 Signs It's Better You Separate Rather Than Stay Married


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When you get married, you promise to love the other person for the rest of your life. You promise to stand by them, and you promise to be there for them no matter what, but sometimes even though we make these promises with the best intentions, this is just not how life turns out. There are times where people stay in unhappy marriages because of their vows, but this is not the way that you should be living your life. It’s okay to admit that sometimes it’s better to separate than stay married, and these are some of the signs. 

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The Trust Is Gone

If the trust is completely gone, then what do you really have? Trust is such a fragile thing because it takes so long to build up, and only seconds to smash to pieces. If the trust has gone from one or both sides, and you’re not willing to build it back up, then there is no point staying together. You deserve better than to be in a relationship where you are constantly second guessing, where you feel paranoid, where you feel as though you have to overthink everything. 

Trust is the foundation of any good relationship, so if you don’t have it, then what’s the point? Ask yourself whether it’s worth trying to regain the trust, and if it’s not, then that’s a sign.

You’re Not Putting In The Effort

We don’t just mean you personally, but your partner as well. When you are married it can be tough to keep the spark alive, but you’ve got to work at it. Some people think that it should be easy, and that you should just be happy all of the time, but this is not a realistic idea of marriage. If it was, then services like www.davidtzall.com/services/couples-therapy wouldn’t be needed, but they are, regularly. Going to couples therapy though is a sign that you are putting in the effort, as the person is worth making that commitment for. 

If one or both of you is not willing to put the effort into the relationship any longer, then you don’t have a relationship anymore.

The Whole Family Is Miserable

The final thing that we want to say is that if the whole family is miserable, what is the point? If your kids are picking up on the fact that you two aren’t happy together, then you are negatively impacting your children as well as the both of you by staying in this unhappy marriage. An article like https://www.heysigmund.com/unhappy-marriage-and-kids/ can give you more information on this, so it’s worth looking into. You all deserve better than to be miserable and live in a home with bad vibes.

The sad truth is that there are going to be times where the person that you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with turns out not to be. It can be tough to let go of a relationship that you have put so much effort into over the years, but sometimes it’s best to just keep the good memories and move on.


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