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How do you know if you should get a divorce in the UAE?

For lots of people in UAE, considering a divorce feels like giving up or failure. It is definitely not a very quick and easy decision you can make, most especially when there are finances and kids involved. However, that does not mean that it is uncommon for legal separation or divorce to come to your thoughts when you are unhappy with your relationship with your partner. 

Undergoing divorce proceedings in UAE can somethings fell like finally escaping pain. But, divorce is not always the answer.

To help you make a decision, we’ve compiled some of the best indicators that you should get divorced. 

The friendship has disappeared

Have you ever wondered what makes a relationship satisfying and happy? The answer is actually very simple and that is to ensure that the friendship between you and your partner is kept alive. This is the best way in protecting against resentment. When the friendship is preserved even with challenges being presented to two spouses, they would have a much greater ability in overcoming challenges. 

When the friendship fades or allowed to erode away, the relationship loses a sense of protection which it once had. This makes it incredibly easy for a couple to feel that they’re no longer teammates. Whenever you feel that you are unsupported by the person that you chose in marrying, it’s going to become very easy for you to turn against that person. 

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Distance and selfishness 

The relationships that actually withstand are those that are rooted in exchange and balance. With relationships that are destined to fail, we often see people trying to meet their needs even at the expense of their partners. A habit of prioritizing oneself before a significant other and a relationship is created, undermining the foundation of a marriage in doing so. 

The selfishness of a person in a marriage can make a spouse feel unimportant and unsupported. With a healthy relationship, there’s always give and take. A ‘me first’ attitude should not exist. When a partner is willing in stepping over the other just to get exactly what he or she wants, a marriage is going to lead to a divorce. 

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Space doesn’t bring you closer 

For any marriage, a bit of space as well as room to breathe is always healthy. It’s very important; however, when a long period of space does not do anything in bringing you and your spouse closer than ever, then you might want to consider divorce. 

Let’s say your wife or husband goes away on a long business trip and you get a sense of relief whenever your partner is not around. When your significant other returns, tensions rise and neither of you have missed one another. You may even feel frustrated as you’re once again in the same place. 

If that is happening to you and your marriage, you are looking at a telltale sign of a relationship that’s failing. Time apart must always serve to be a way in bringing you close together as it allows you to realize you are better together. You also should feel excited as you have a lot to share to your partner when you’re together. 

Make sure you pay close attention to how exactly you feel whenever you are reunited with you partner after being away for some time. You should not feel worse or even just the same than before. If that is the case, then that means you are no longer scared of losing your partner as you can easily pull away for an extended period of time. 

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The future no longer excites you 

A marriage is definitely ending when you’re thinking about the years or decades ahead of you and your partner and you feel sad and depressed. You may feel that you are uninspired, trapped, or unimpressed by your marriage. If so, then that’s a sign that you should get a divorce in UAE. 

Being married should be exciting and make you feel ecstatic, most especially when you think of your future together. With failing marriages, people often feel like they are condemned in spending the rest of their lives with another person. The feeling of frustration is normal as there are challenges that couples face; however, it should not be a permanent emotion as that means something needs to change. 

A sign that you should get a divorce in UAE is also when you fantasize being free of a spouse and living with somebody new. When you feel you are at peace or excited with the prospect of freedom, then it’s time for you to get a divorce. 

To talk to a divorce lawyer in UAE and know about the divorce legislation and proceedings in UAE, call us here in HHS Lawyers today!

M. Al Khairy, LL.B. is a Senior Partner of HHS Lawyers in UAE. Practicing law for almost a decade, he has in-depth knowledge on UAE legislation with particular expertise on legal drafting, contract drafting, labor disputes, family law, and regulatory compliance for business organizations. Al Khairy also provides counsel on legal rights and obligations in the UAE to clients, including individuals and businesses subject to investigation or prosecution under Criminal Law by major regulators. Read more