Even the best relationships can be complicated, going through a series of ups and downs. But realizing you and your partner aren't as sturdy and solid as you one thought can be an earth-shaking moment. Not to mention it can be confusing AF. There are, however, some things to do when you realize you and your spouse aren't in love anymore that can help your settle your footing and take the necessary steps forward.
One of the first things you need to do is determine how you feel about this realization. Are you ready for the relationship to end? Are you interested in fighting for whatever relationship there might be left to salvage? Your answers to those questions depend on a lot of variables like how long you've been together, if you have children, if you co-own your house or a business, and more. Regardless of what you decide feels right for you, following expert advice on what you should do in the moments, days, and weeks after you realize that you and your spouse are no longer in love can help make things go as smoothly as possible. The following steps will lead you on the path to a peaceful split and brighter future.