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Is it time to seek a divorce in Texas?

On Behalf of | Oct 14, 2022 | Divorce

Getting a divorce is a huge decision. You may have lived with your spouse for years, and the thought of starting over can be daunting. However, in Texas, there are some situations in which divorce may be the best option, like spousal or child abuse, unhappiness and addictive behaviors.

Your spouse is abusive

There are several types of abuse, but not all are physical. If your spouse is verbally or emotionally abusive, that’s a valid reason to seek divorce. For instance, if your spouse constantly puts you down, calls you names, or makes you feel like you’re not good enough, those are signs of emotional abuse. However, if your spouse has ever been physically abusive, that’s an even stronger reason to get a divorce. No one deserves poor treatment.

You’re unhappy

Marriage is supposed to be a partnership; it’s supposed to be a source of happiness. However, suppose you’re constantly unhappy and don’t see things getting any better. In that case, it may be time to seek a divorce. Unhappiness doesn’t necessarily mean that your spouse is doing anything wrong; sometimes people grow apart.

Just remember that it’s essential to understand your unhappiness’s source before making any decisions. If something specific is making you unhappy, like your spouse’s drinking habits or their unwillingness to communicate, those are things you can try to work on first. However, it may be time to walk away if you’re just generally unhappy and feel like you’ve tried everything.

Your spouse isn’t willing to do something about obvious personal problems

Addictions, such as drugs or alcohol, can affect a marriage. In addition, there are other issues, like gambling or spending problems, that can also put a strain on a relationship. If your spouse isn’t willing to seek help for these issues, it may be time to get a divorce. However, you do not have to deal with those problems alone.

If any of these reasons resonate with you, you may want to start thinking about taking the next steps. But, of course, this is a huge decision, and you shouldn’t take it lightly.