5 Warning Signs Your Husband Wants a Divorce (And How To Prevent It)


signs your husband wants a divorce

Has your marriage felt tense and rocky lately?

Does it feel like you and your husband aren’t seeing eye to eye or getting along?

Do you worry that your husband might be thinking about leaving asking for a divorce?

If you answered yes to any of these questions– or you just feel disconnected from him and afraid, then this is for you.

I’ll explain five signs your husband wants a divorce, and most importantly, I’ll tell you how to begin repairing your marriage.

If you’re worried your husband is planning on leaving you, don’t wait until he finally gives up and walks out to start working on your marriage.

Now is the time to get proactive. Let’s get started.

1. You argue about anything and everything.

It’s not a secret that arguing more often and about more topics is a clear indication that things aren’t running smoothly between you and your husband.

Now, I don’t mean to make you panic just because you and your spouse are fighting a few times a week.

Every married couple disagrees and has conflicts from time to time. Arguing now and then is actually a healthy thing as long as your arguments lead to mutually satisfying resolutions and don’t leave lingering hard feelings.

When those arguments become daily occurrences, and tend to arise over almost anything, then that’s when things get more problematic.

For example, if one of you arriving 5 minutes late for a dinner date turns into a massive screaming match, that’s a problem. If you’re continually going to bed angry, with no resolution, that’s an issue.

Relationship-damaging arguments that happen frequently and blow minor grievances way out of proportion are a sign that your relationship is starting to break down.

Most of the time, couples who argue too often but have otherwise healthy marriages can stop needlessly arguing relatively easily.

In simple terms, if you and your spouse squabble too much or argue often over small issues, you need to learn how to prevent the useless arguments and have more important disagreements in a more civilized and constructive manner.

To help you out, I made this presentation with some tips on how to argue more effectively with your husband. Watch it here now.

Another potentially more serious problem that your marriage is coming off the rails is when one or both of you quit attempting to resolve conflict at all.

This leads me to the next point….

2. You or he are no longer willing to try to find solutions or resolve conflict.

If your husband seems to no longer care about the outcome of a fight, or if he seems to feel as though trying to find a solution to your problems is pointless or hopeless, then that can be a clear warning sign of divorce.

That’s because he’s starting to think that when he fights with you, nothing gets better.

Learned helplessness is a huge issue when a relationship starts to go bad. This is the condition of feeling helpless to really solve problems in a situation. If you have fought frequently with your husband and things never seem to improve between you, this can cause him to check out.

When this kind of despair sets in, your husband may withdraw even further from you. This kind of damage to your marriage can make him feel as though there will never be a way for the two of you to live together in peace.

3. Withdrawal of affection and lack of emotional affection.

If he has become consistently distant and has stopped showing affection towards you, that can also be a strong sign your husband is unhappy and mentally checking out of your marriage.

This is often associated with this is an overall lack of emotional connection and a lack of willingness to discuss or show feelings and emotions.

In my experience, this is one of the most obvious signs that a marriage is headed in the wrong direction. Usually, though, it’s more a symptom than a root problem, and resolving the core issues of your marriage can usually help re-build the emotional connection and lead your spouse to begin showing affection again.

If you’re seeing this symptom as well as some of the others on this list, start taking action to stop divorce before you’re faced with the complete breakdown of your marriage.

Often people wait until their relationship is irreparably broken before they do anything to save the marriage. By then, it’s too late. Don’t let that be you.

Watch this video right now to learn about 3 techniques that will help you repair your relationship (even if your husband isn’t interested in working on your marriage at the moment).

4. Your marriage has gone sexless.

Lack of sex can be symptom of other problems in your marriage. If you and your husband fight constantly and the emotional connection between you has been faltering, the sex is eventually going to disappear as well.

A sexless marriage can lead to divorce all on it’s own, regardless of whether it was caused by overall low sex drive or fading attraction between the two of you.

Either way, a sexless marriage is almost always a marriage on the fast track to divorce. If your spouse seems uninterested in sex or makes excuses not to hit the sack, that’s a clear indication that problems are imminent.

5. He stays away from you and/or becomes preoccupied with other things.

Does he stay out late more often and show less interest in spending time together? This may be a sign that your husband is unhappy with the situation at home.

He may also be preparing mentally for life apart, building a social life or possibly even dating. However, don’t prematurely accuse your husband of cheating simply because he’s home less often, but emotionally separating from your marriage is a possibility.

If you and your husband have been spending less time together than in the past, or he seems distant or pre-occupied when you are together, this can be a sign that he’s thinking about ending your marriage.

If you see yourself in these signs your husband wants a divorce, what do you do now?

I want to make one thing crystal clear.

These signs your husband wants a divorce are not the final word on what is happening your marriage, nor are they intended to be. They are simply warning signs that your marriage might need help.

If you have seen some of these signs that your marriage is in trouble, I encourage you to act now to turn things around before your marriage gets worse.

The best place to start is by watching the video presentation I mentioned earlier, where I explain what you need to do right now to save your marriage and make your husband fall back in love with you.

Click here to watch the video now, before it’s taken down.

Brad Browning

About Brad Browning

Brad Browning is a relationship coach specializing in breakups and divorce. Based in beautiful Vancouver Canada, Brad has worked with thousands of men and women around the world, helping to reverse breakups, stop divorce, and mend broken relationships.

Brad is author of two best-selling online programs: The Ex Factor, which teaches readers how to get their ex back, and Mend the Marriage, which helps readers to revive a dying marriage. He also offers personal coaching to a limited number of clients, guiding them through the process of winning back an ex or rescuing a marriage from the brink of collapse.

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