I never expected to be divorced. I don't think anyone does, to be honest. And when you think about what would have to happen in order for you to leave your marriage, you see late-night emails between your spouse and a new person. You see abuse, a jealous partner blowing up your phone during girls' night, or a demanding mother-in-law that wedges herself into your marriage. What you don't see are the unusual signs that predict the end of your marriage, signs that you've chalked up to normal behavior or don't even notice at all.
The thought of leaving your marriage isn't always an over-night deal. For most people, it happens little by little. You're suddenly worn down by your spouse, feeling less in love with them each day. You go to bed at night a little more resentful, a little sadder, and you have to pep yourself up the next day to be ready. Today's the day, you think. You're going to work really hard to fix everything. And then, without any circumstance to pin it on, you feel your marriage slipping out of your hands until it's gone and there's no way to get it back. Like a balloon floating off in the sky or a rock sinking to the bottom of the river. And you'll sit there and wonder how in the world you got there. When there's nothing major that happens, when every day seems to be a struggle and the two of you just can't get it together, it could be one of these 9 unusual signs predicting your marriage's end. None are guaranteed, of course, but they're worth looking at if you ever feel like you and your spouse are on totally different wavelengths for seemingly no reason at all.