Marriage in and of itself is challenging enough when things are going well. When adding a global pandemic with uncertain futures for some, a lot of issues that were often swept under the rug can no longer be contained. With eight months down since the start of the pandemic, it may be in your best interest to start evaluating the health of your marriage.
As Jacksonville, FL divorce attorneys, we have seen everything surrounding divorce. In this article, our team at Parra Harris Law will address some signs that divorce is looming during the global pandemic:
- You Are Defensive Around One Another. With you and your spouse in constant contact with each other, there are less breaks to be around other people, and you may be a bit more defensive than normal around one another. But if you find yourself in a position where you are on guard for another verbal attack from each other, it’s a telltale sign that things are not great within your household.
- You Speak to Each Other With Viciousness. Every couple has fights, this is normal. However, if you or your partner argue with the intention to disrespect and devalue each other the cracks will start forming. During a time where you’re at home more than you’re not, nasty comments are bound to happen, but the moment you start seeing your partner as someone who doesn’t deserve your respect, it’s likely to go downhill from there.
- Either You or Your Partner Refuses to Talk to the Other. Communication is essential in any relationship, but if it’s silent on one end or both, it’s a bad omen. If you or your partner refuse to talk about the issues going on within your marriage, it means that you have given up putting effort into fixing things. One day of silence won’t destroy a relationship, but going days and weeks or even months, paves a way for the eventual end of it.
- Your Conversations Are Only Criticisms. It’s normal to notice things that can help you grow within your relationship, especially with so much time together; but if you find yourself or your spouse criticizing each other more than you’re complimenting each other, you’re headed for trouble. Research shows that you need five positive statements to counteract every negative one, to keep a good relationship going.
If you find yourself in a position where you have been unhappy for longer than you’ve gotten along with your spouse within the past couple of months — or even earlier — it may be smart to start looking for a divorce attorney in the event that divorce is the next step in your relationship.
Our Team of Jacksonville FL Divorce Attorneys Are Here For You
At Parra Harris Law, our Jacksonville, FL divorce attorneys have over 25 years of combined experience in divorce law and family law. If you are contemplating divorce or have been served with a petition for dissolution of marriage, you need to think about the short-term and long-term security of yourself, and your children, if you share them with your partner.
Whether you want to resolve your divorce amicably through negotiation or mediation, our Jacksonville, FL divorce attorneys are prepared to fight as an advocate on your behalf to make sure that your best interests are represented.
Let our team of Jacksonville, FL divorce attorneys at Parra Harris Law help you get started with your case. Divorce and/or child custody issues can be volatile, and you need experienced, qualified divorce attorneys working for you and guiding you through this difficult and emotional process.
Call us at 904-900-1617 or visit our Jacksonville divorce law page for more information.