3 Signs It Might Be Time to Get Divorced

 Posted on June 06, 2024 in Divorce

IL divorce lawyerDivorce is an extremely difficult decision to make. Ending a marriage has a wide range of consequences that impact many people around you. Children, relatives, and even pets are emotionally and psychologically affected by divorce. Many spouses who dissolve their marriages are also financially impacted by the decision. For some people, deciding to get divorced is difficult for religious reasons.

Many partners, therefore, are hesitant to call an Illinois divorce attorney about untying the knot. Some want to get divorced, but they are not sure it is the right thing to do. Others feel it is the right thing to do but do not want to get divorced.

Here are three signs — called “the three As” — that it might be time to speak to a lawyer about getting divorced.


There are many different forms of abuse. These include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Neglect

Any type of abuse is a sign that it might be time to consider divorce. In some cases, it might even warrant a call to law enforcement. This is especially true in the case of child abuse.

Every instance of abuse increases the chances of it happening again. But even if it happens only once, it signals that there is something deeply wrong with the abuser and/or the relationship. A marriage cannot thrive when one person is being abused by the other.


Infidelity is also a sign that the marriage might be irreversibly broken. When a person cheats on his or her spouse, it sends a painful message to that spouse that he or she is no longer enough. Some spouses decide to remain married even after they have been betrayed by their partners. In most cases, however, the relationship never fully heals. Suspicion continues to fester, and not just on the part of the spouse who was cheated on. The disloyal spouse often suspects that his or her partner will commit adultery in return.


Addiction is another sign that the marriage is nearing its end. A spouse who has a drug, alcohol, gambling, sex, or pornography addiction can do a lot of damage to his or her relationships. Children, siblings, spouses, and friends are often affected by their loved ones' addictions. However, addictions, in many cases, are curable if treated the right way. It is always best to help your loved one overcome his or her addiction. If the addict is either unable or unwilling to overcome the addiction, however, it may be time to consider divorce.

Contact a St. Charles, IL Divorce Attorney

Divorce is a difficult decision and sometimes a painful one, but in some cases it is necessary. If you have experienced any of the three As in your marriage, reach out to a Kane County, IL divorce lawyer. At Goostree Law Group, we offer free consultations where we will help you decide what is best for you and your family. Because of our extensive legal experience, we will be able to tell you what to expect if your marriage continues and what kind of legal process to expect if you choose to file for divorce. Call 630-584-4800 to decide your future today.

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