Trust is the foundation of marriage. If you do not or cannot trust your spouse, your marriage is likely more of a mirage than anything else. This does not, however, mean that you are required to walk around with blinders on – ignoring every sign that your spouse is up to something that is harmful to your marriage. If you have concerns about infidelity in your marriage, turn to an experienced Fort Hood divorce attorney. (Even the Simplest Divorce Can Benefit from an Experienced Divorce Attorney)
Infidelity Is a Betrayal of Your Trust
While trust plays a critical role in every healthy marriage, a spouse’s infidelity is a direct betrayal of that trust that can rock your marriage to its core. While many people see infidelity as a symptom of a deeper problem, there are less cruel and more productive ways to address marital issues (and this fact is not news to anyone). In other words, if your spouse engages in an affair outside your marriage, he or she is responsible for his or her behavior and the effects it has on your marriage.
You Have a Feeling
If you have a sense that your spouse may be having an affair, there is probably a reason that you have come to this conclusion. The best course of action is to share your concerns with your spouse, and if he or she talks in circles or engages in other gaslighting techniques, you have a problem – whether this means an affair or something else. Healthy marriages hinge on open, honest communication, and if you find that this is no longer the case in your relationship, it is time to take a closer look.
There are obvious signs other than a gut feeling that can signal your spouse's infidelity, including:
Consistently spending time with people whom you don’t know
Not including you in his or her social calendar
Evading your questions about his or her coming and goings
Engaging in new spending patterns
Engaging in new scheduling patterns
Changing his or her appearance suddenly and without comment or explanation
You trust your spouse, which is an important part of marriage, and you are not on the lookout for outward signs of weaknesses in your marriage, so do not beat yourself up if the signs of infidelity sneak up on you without you recognizing them.
Infidelity Does Not Necessarily Spell Divorce
While your spouse’s affair is certain to have emotional repercussions and to challenge the strength of your marital bonds, it does not have to mean the end of your marriage. Help is available in the form of marital counseling, pastoral counseling, and plain old hashing out your differences. If you ultimately choose not to move past your spouse’s indiscretions, however, the next step is consulting with a dedicated divorce attorney.
You Need the Professional Legal Counsel of an Experienced Fort Hood Divorce Attorney
Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Fort Hood, Texas, is a skilled divorce attorney who is on your side and here to help. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 today.