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Divorce could be on the horizon for unhappy Massachusetts couples

There are many words that married Massachusetts residents may fear to hear, and divorce could be one of them. Some parties may hope that their marriage will continue for the rest of their lives, but unfortunately, that is not the path that many unions take. Divorce may not be a desired outcome, but there are some situations in which it could be the right decision.

Relationships take a significant amount of work, whether the parties involved are happy or not. If the couple is unhappy, however, one or both parties may feel as if their attempts to save the marriage are not worth it. If a party begins thinking about having an affair or wishing that their partner would have an affair, that could be a serious indicator that the relationship is not fulfilling, and the separation could be on the horizon.

If a couple begins to dread spending time together or simply do not enjoy spending time together, that could also be a serious indicator that a relationship is on the decline. If the two parties carry out the majority of the activities in their lives without the other partner, this action could point to a lack of desire to want to remain in a relationship with that person. Many unhappy individuals may believe that they need to stay with their spouse for any number of reasons, but in many cases, parties may find that they are happier after divorce.

It is true that having arguments or wanting alone time does not immediately point toward a need for divorce. However, if the situation is unhappy and unhealthy, seeking separation could help each party lead a more fulfilling life. If a Massachusetts resident believes that their relationship may be coming to an end, gaining knowledge on divorce proceedings may help with future decision making.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Is It Time to Get a Divorce?", Honoree Corder, June 17, 2014

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