Connecticut couples considering divorce should know the signs that there is still life remaining in their marriage.
It is no secret that marriage is not always easy, but it can be difficult to decide when both parties would be better off splitting rather than staying together in a relationship that does not work. Connecticut couples going through hard times should know when they are better off working through their problems rather than calling it quits.
You still smile whenever you think about each other
Little reminders about a spouse sprinkled throughout the day can bring a smile or a fond memory. If this is the case, it is a solid indication the marriage still has some life in it and that spouses should keep trying to work through their differences to get that loving feeling again.
You often do little things for each other
Rather than making grand sweeping gestures of romance, such as planning lavish vacations or buying expensive gifts, married couples who still perform small gestures of kindness for each other show signs they still care. It is even better when those small gestures are done often rather than rarely.
You recognize when you have done wrong
After a while, couples can settle into routines and practices that become the norm. Such routines and practices can elicit certain emotional responses, ones that chip away at the relationship. For instance, couples can criticize or hurt each other and not realize it, thinking it is simply their relationship dynamic at work. When spouses recognize their part in each other’s negative reactions and want to change the situation for the better, the marriage has a better chance of making a recovery and becoming better than ever before.
You know how to resolve conflict in a healthy way
Arguments and conflicts are inevitable in any relationship, both platonic and romantic. It is how both parties address those conflicts that makes the difference. Spouses who fight fair, weigh their words and project optimism are more likely to stay together through the good times and the bad.
You still date
It is easy for married couples to fall into a daily routine of getting up, going to work, coming home, eating dinner and going to bed. But spouses who still make time to be together outside of their normal routines show they want to continue discovering each other and having shared experiences together. This is not to suggest that couples who no longer date have a bad relationship, simply that going on dates like they used to in the beginning of their relationship could be just the thing to help save a marriage.
Couples in Connecticut who are still unsure of whether their marriage is salvageable will do well to sit down with a legal professional. Hearing advice from someone with experience in such matters can help spouses decide what to do next.