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Is my mid-life crisis a sign that I should divorce?

by | Dec 18, 2020 | Family Law

Nobody’s life is perfect. While it’s easy to assume that everyone else’s life is smooth ailing, we all live lives that have ups and downs, sometimes involving rollercoasters of emotion and revelations that put us on an entirely different path. Therefore, if you’re currently going through a crisis in which you are questioning everything about your life, this can be perfectly normal, and a sign that you should potentially make a positive change in your life.

If you are experiencing a mid-life crisis and you are feeling unhappy in your marriage, this may just be a phase that you are going through and a sign that you need to work on your marriage so that you can grow together and rekindle your connection. However, it could also be a sign that your marriage has run its course and that divorce is on the horizon. The following are some tips for navigating this challenging time in your life.

What is a mid-life crisis?

A mid-life crisis is defined as a personal and individual transition period. It may result in feelings of detachment and impulsive behaviors. You may feel more withdrawn in your relationships, and you could be more agitated. You may suddenly get the urge to travel or engage in behaviors that your spouse thinks are uncharacteristic, resulting in marital tensions. You may also simply become disillusioned with your current life and seek drastic change.

How can I identify whether this crisis is a sign that I should divorce?

To understand how to move forward, you should try to get to the root of why you are feeling dissatisfied. If you believe that your fragmented relationship is a cause of the current crisis you are in, you need to work on fixing it or commit to getting a divorce.

Deciding whether to divorce is never an easy decision. It’s always a good idea to understand how the laws in Colorado would apply to your situation before you commit to filing for divorce.