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As a happy couple about to be married in Ohio, the last thing you are worried about is divorce. The truth is that almost half of the marriages in the country end in divorce and it may come your way no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Staying in an unhappy relationship can result in serious side effects to your life. If you think your marriage may be over, verywellmind gives you some guidelines to consider.

An unhappy marriage can affect your health, your job and other relationships you have. If you notice you are not sleeping well, eating healthy foods or lack the motivation to exercise, you may want to take a closer look at your future. If you are moody or have a hard time paying attention to your job, this may also be a clear sign it is time to move on. If you notice excessive anger, fear, indecision, sadness or frustration with other family members, friends or your children, you may want to consider a divorce.

Clear signs a marriage may be over include the following:

  • Indifference toward your partner
  • Lack of patience, hope and forgiveness
  • Feeling as if you have nothing left to give
  • Mistreatment by your partner
  • Lack of intimacy
  • History of infidelity, abuse or addiction

Before you file for a divorce, you want to rid your life of as much stress as possible. Financially, emotionally, physically and mentally you want to be on stable ground before taking such a big step. You will need a backup plan to care for yourself and your children once the relationship is over. While speaking to a mental health professional can give you insight into your mental stability, talking to a family law attorney can protect you in other ways.

This is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as legal advice.