By Christine Nanfra, for Divorced Moms
Just as it’s good practice to go through your medicine cabinets and pantries every so often to make sure the expiration dates have not passed, it is also good practice to make sure your marriage has not passed its’ expiration date.
Sure, I know emotional and financial attachments are not the same thing, as …well, things, but just as eating food that is past the expiration can cause harm so can staying too long in a bad marriage or relationship. The health risks, both physical and emotional can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds. A stressful marriage can leave you vulnerable and heartbroken literally and can cause higher blood pressure, depression, and a whole host of other conditions according to a 2006 study from the Journal of Cardiology.
So to be sure your body and mind are on the right track in your marriage, here a list of some signs it is way past time to divorce:
1. Lack of intimacy.
I’m not just referring to sex, although the lack of sex is surely a sign that the intimacy has waned. It begins with less affection, touching, less sharing of feelings, less understanding of each other, all of which ultimately lead to less sex. Lack of sex leads to poor connections with each other which is the kiss of death for many relationships. Lack of intimacy and sex are also catalysts for affairs, which are often devastating in getting through.
2. There’s always tension between the two of you.