Connecticut law generally allows you to end your marriage for various reasons, such as infidelity, financial abuse or simply because you’ve grown apart from your spouse. There are many signs that your relationship may be on the verge of failing such as a lack of communication or money issues. Other signs of an impending divorce may include snide comments or a lack of financial or emotional support.
Why communication is important
Communication is important in a relationship because your needs and desires may shift over time. For example, you may have been fine with doing most of the cooking or cleaning during the first few years of your marriage. However, after landing a full-time job, you may need or want your spouse to help out more around the house. An inability to communicate that need effectively might cause you to resent your spouse or cause other problems that might make a divorce inevitable.
Why money problems hinder relationships
A lack of funds may mean you’re constantly on the brink of an eviction or foreclosure. It may also mean that a relatively minor issue such as replacing a dead car battery may significantly impact your life because you may not be able to take care of it in a timely manner. The stress associated with financial instability may cause breakdowns in communication or other problems that put a strain on your marriage.
Trust is hard to regain
Infidelity is difficult to recover from because it breaks trust between spouses. Even if you are able to forgive your spouse for that transgression, the negative emotions associated with it may be too hard to overcome.
Regardless of why your marriage ends, you may be entitled to a share of marital assets in a divorce settlement. You may also be entitled to spousal support payments on a temporary or permanent basis depending on your age, ability to work and the length of the marriage.