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Signs that it's time to end a marriage

Some Maryland couples could see divorce as a failure. However, there are many instances in which ending a marriage is preferable to the alternative. If a couple is not able to communicate effectively, there may be no foundation for the marriage to remain stable. Over time, this could cause a couple to drift apart and change the relationship permanently.

If an individual is experiencing physical or emotional abuse, it might be a good time to leave. Although leaving a relationship can be difficult even when a person is being abused, it may help victims find themselves. Over time, they could finally learn how to love themselves again. Love is an important element of a successful marriage, and a spouse who can't find the love in their relationship may be best served by ending it.

However, this isn't to say that a person should end a marriage just because each day isn't filled with joy. Instead, a strong couple will turn to counseling or other recovery methods. If those efforts fail, it may be a strong signal to end the marriage and move on. This will be preferable to spending time living in a home with someone who has essentially become a stranger.

During a divorce, it could be necessary to determine who gets the family home, who gets custody of the children and if either party is entitled to spousal support. In some cases, these issues can be resolved in private. However, mediation or a formal trial might also be necessary. Those who are planning on getting a divorce can speak with an attorney. This may be beneficial regardless of how or when divorce issues may be resolved.

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