- You blame your partner for all your marital problems.
- You've been to counseling already.
- You say, "We love each other, but we're not in love anymore."
- You have been separated for more than six months.
- You say "My boyfriend or girlfriend and I have set a wedding date, and I am still married."
- If you've given your attorney a check and signed a fee agreement.
- You have no idea where your spouse is or even if they are alive.
- If you've served divorce papers or you have been served papers.
- You are no longer in love with your spouse.
- Marriage counseling has not helped.
- You feel empty, angry, lonely and frustrated in your marriage.
- You have found a new significant other.
- Your kids are grown and out of the house.
- You are financially independent.
- You and your spouse both agree it is best to part company.
- You have had a consultation with a lawyer.
- If you say "This is the fifth time we've separated," it may be a marriage pattern.
- If you say "This time he has a girlfriend," it's likely the end.