What happens if only one spouse wants a divorce?
The truth is that if one person wants a divorce, it can happen. The court needs to agree to grant the divorce, not the other person in the marriage. As long as the necessary financial and legal issues get resolved, the divorce can be completed with one person never agreeing to it.
When should you give up on your marriage?
The only time I believe in giving up on a marriage is when one spouse dies, remarries another after a divorce, or continues involvement in an activity that makes the marriage impossible. Otherwise, I believe there is a chance to reconcile. The first two – death or one of them marrying someone else – are obvious.
What is stonewalling in a marriage?
Stonewalling is a dismissal of what is good for the marriage and both spouses in favor of what is good for the one spouse. This is typically what happens, the wife nags, the husband becomes defensive and stonewalls by refusing to engage in communication over what the wife views as a problem in the marriage.