5 Signs Your Marriage Isn't Making You Happy
Women have a tendency to stay in relationships too long. Even when we know we're unhappy we override that gut feeling in the service of commitment, compassion, loyalty, patience and many other feminine qualities that serve us well the majority of the time.
While intuition is one of our greatest gifts, and the one thing that could help us attune to a deteriorating marriage, we have been trained to ignore our truest feelings at the expense of our own happiness. Most women stay in unhappy marriages because of their children, even though as a whole they feel more empowered to support themselves and to create a new and better life. This would lead us to believe that there's an enormous amount of women out there who are living in an expired marriage, and this could very well include you.
In some circumstances, like abuse or drug addiction, the need to leave may be clear, but getting out is still challenging. In other cases discerning a terminal marriage from one that still has a breath of life can be really confusing. Going back and forth in a state of marital ambivalence can be exhausting and frustrating but there are some pretty straightforward red flags that might point you toward divorce or its very common predecessor...couple's therapy. Here are five signs that might help you with your unhappiness barometer.