Divorce is a word that no one wants to hear their spouse utter at any point in a marriage. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married one month, one year or 50 years; hearing your spouse say he or she wants a divorce is demoralizing. You immediately begin to think about what went wrong and how you could have done things differently. Here are some potential signs that divorce could be in your future.

A big sign that there are serious issues in your marriage centers around intimacy. There are two forms of intimacy and the disappearance of one or both can be a major factor in getting divorced. If you lose emotional or physical intimacy with your spouse, there is a big disconnect that could very well be too difficult to repair.

Doing everything possible to avoid coming home to your spouse is another sign that divorce could be in your future. You might stay late at work or even go in super early. You could schedule your errands during times when your spouse is not at work. Maybe you spend more and more time out with friends than with your spouse.

Blaming your spouse for issues in the home on a constant basis is another common sign. It’s easy to throw blame on someone else during a difficult time, but when you are blaming your spouse, it really means something is wrong.

A change in how you view the future with your spouse is a glaring sign that divorce could be on the way. You might no longer see yourself married in 10 years. You might also no longer see yourself raising children with your spouse.

Divorce doesn’t have to be as shocking as it is for so many people. Keep a close eye on your relationship and how things have changed or are changing. This could wind up providing you a warning that divorce is in your future.