Say you’re in a relationship where conflict is common. It seems like you’re always arguing and your partner is always frustrated with you. You often wonder if it means that the two of you are quickly heading toward a divorce.
Then those arguments stop. It’s almost an overnight change. Your partner just stops pushing back on certain topics and there is no conflict. It feels to you like things have smoothed out and you’re farther from a divorce than you were before, but are you actually a lot closer?
What does no conflict mean for you?
Of course, every situation is unique, but some have said that a no-conflict relationship when there was previously a lot of conflicts could be one that is nearing an end. This may actually be a sign that your spouse is going to file for a divorce or has at least decided that they are done with the relationship.
Why is this true? The reason your spouse stopped arguing with you may not be that they’re happier with your decisions. They still have all of the same complaints and concerns. The relationship isn’t any stronger or any different.
Instead, they have simply made their decision, so they don’t care to argue. They don’t want to change things because the relationship is already over in an emotional and mental sense — even if they have yet to actually file for that divorce.
When divorce comes, know what to do
If you feel like a divorce may be on the horizon, the most important thing you can do is to learn all about that upcoming legal process in advance. Working with an experienced advocate can help you understand more about your position and your rights.