It is difficult to finally decide that your marriage is over and you need to file for divorce in Maryland. It is quite common to try to hold on and see if things get better or change enough that you can continue the relationship. However, there are times when a marriage has run its course and it is best for everyone if you end it.

Women’s Health Magazine explains that there are usually signs that your marriage is beyond repair or that divorce is the best possible solution to your current situation. Watching out for these signs can help make the decision to file much easier. Here are three signs to look for:

  1. You do not have a life together

Look at your relationship. Are you always doing things separately? If so, you live two parallel lives rather than a single life as a couple. If you do not have time where you interact and enjoy each other’s company, then you do not have much of a marriage or relationship. It may be time to end things.

  1. The only reason to stay in the children

If you stay together only because you have children together, then this is not healthy. Your children are sure to pick up on the tension. If you argue a lot, that affects the children, as well. Not seeing their parents in a healthy relationship can do much more damage than a divorce.

  1. Addiction is an issue

If your spouse is suffering from addiction and not getting help for it, then there is nothing you can do. It is up to the addict to help themselves. In the meantime, you should not have to deal with the side effects and consequences of the addiction.

These signs are rather extreme, but they are all things that many people convince themselves are normal or something not worth ending a marriage over. Your goal in a marriage is to love your partner and enjoy being with him or her. If that is no longer the case, then a divorce is the best thing for you both because it will allow you to move on and find the happiness you deserve.