Conflict in a relationship often leads to divorce if couples can not resolve these disputes on their own. The disputes themselves could also drive a wedge between the two individuals so that they do not have the same romantic connection they had before.
One way that this happens is when the couple did not have many serious conflicts in the past, and then they begin to start arguing frequently. This could indicate that there are underlying issues within the relationship making the couple unhappy. Because of these other issues, every little dispute suddenly feels like a major argument. The conflict increases because the people are fundamentally unhappy being together.
However, the lack of conflict can still spell divorce. Here’s what you should know:
What if conflict declines?
Interestingly, however, a reduction in conflict may not mean that the relationship is getting better. It could actually mean the opposite.
For example, say that you finally decide you’re going to ask your partner for a divorce and that you’re done with the relationship. The next time a dispute arises between the two of you, you may feel far less inclined to argue about it. But the reason isn’t that the two of you are getting along better or that you are suddenly on the same page. Rather, you have just checked out of the relationship and it doesn’t seem worth the emotional energy to continue the argument when you know that you’re going to ask for a divorce anyway.
If you and your partner do decide to split up, then you need to know about all of the proper legal steps to take when looking into property rights, child custody rights and much more.