Signs Your Marriage May Be Over

Most couples in a marriage know when thigs are just not going right for them. Here are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse—one of the most important concepts in marriage created by John Gottman. Based upon his research, he states when these four behaviors – contempt, criticism, defensiveness, and stonewalling present in your marriage, communication breaks down and resentment builds.

Living Separate Lives

When you are living separate lives, you decide not to work on your marriage but are deliberately avoiding the pain and stress of the issues you have to work on. A healthy marriage requires intentional work at strengthening the bond between you and your spouse.

Enmeshment and Co-dependency

If you are not developing and nurturing your own life, you are living for your partner and sacrificing your own needs which will lead to unhappiness.

Lack of Trust

Trust is a main component in a healthy relationship. Suspicion and lack of trust prevents us from allowing ourselves to drop the barrier we put up to protect ourselves.