If you truly believe you are better than your spouse, then you aren’t in a happy marriage.
Date nights have gone by the wayside, and there is no interest in creating opportunities for connection, much less romance.
Many marriages survive infidelity, but their success comes from the uncompromising commitment to repair the marriage and the issues that led to the infidelity.
If you or your spouse is unfaithful, and you want to fix the unhappiness in your marriage you’re both looking at a lot of work to save your marriage from infidelity.
Abuse in a relationship involves deeper issues and requires specialized professional help for both the victim and perpetrator. There can never be true intimacy when one person lords over another through abuse, intimidation or control.
And abuse is one of the issues that often necessitates divorce.
As with abuse, addictions involve deeper issues and require specialized professional help. Addictions require an enabling environment in order to survive, and both the addiction and enabling are blocks to intimacy.
Yes, addictions that remain untreated despite requests to do so are another issue that often necessitates divorce.
If these behaviors are the norm in your marriage, you have reached a critical point. Behaviors like these are definitely at the root of many unhappy marriages. And if left unchecked, they can lead to the annihilation of your marriage.
We started this article by asking, “What does an unhappy marriage look like?” You may recognize one of the above symptoms, or you may recognize many. And there are certainly others you may be able to identify, that aren’t on this list.
The questions for you to consider now are: What would your marriage look and feel like if it were happy? And if it doesn’t look and feel that way, what are you going to do to address the problems and choose a direction for your life?