Can A "Signs Your Marriage Is Over" Quiz Give You Insight Into Your Relationship?

By Kristina Speciale|Updated June 21, 2022
CheckedMedically Reviewed By Tonia Cassaday , LISW

If you're looking for a "signs your marriage is over" quiz, there is a good chance that you have doubts about your marriage. The issues your marriage is facing may have you wondering: is it time to cut my losses or can we make it through these difficult times?

But how do you really know if your marriage is over? While an online or magazine publication quiz should certainly not be the reason you divorce your husband or wife, there may be some questions and answers on a quiz like this that can give you a bit of insight.

How Can You Know If Your Marriage Is Over?
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For example, thought-provoking questions might give you some topics to discuss with your partner or a counselor. These kinds of questions will not directly tell you if you should stay with your spouse or end the relationship, but they can be indicators of areas in need of improvement.

What questions can provide this kind of insight, and what will they determine for you and your relationship? Read on to learn more.

Do You Communicate Your Concerns Within the Marriage?

A major part of any successful relationship is communication. It can be difficult to learn within a marriage, but it is necessary to have the healthiest relationship possible. If you feel that your marriage is over but have failed to discuss the problems in your relationship, it is a failure to communicate that is likely the primary issue.

By communicating what is bothering you clearly and concisely, you and your spouse will approach the situation better and allow for improvement. Without verbally informing your partner about the way you feel, however, there is a chance they are completely unaware what’s going on.

Despite what many couples seem to believe, spouses cannot know their partner's thoughts by reading their mind. Deciding to end the marriage without attempting to fix the issues is likely a mistake, as those issues may very well be resolved.

Communicating means both partners voicing concerns and listening closely to the concerns of one another. It requires that both partners communicate any problems to make changes effectively. Statistically, many marriages that end in divorce are a result of poor communication. If this is a concern within your marriage, it may be necessary to consult a therapist or counselor trained in teaching you and your spouse to communicate and work on your issues as a team.

Are you truly unable to be happy in the marriage?

Were you ever really happy? What would it take to be happy again? By answering these questions, you can answer the main one: are you truly unable to be happy in the marriage? If it is impossible to imagine ever being happy with your spouse, you must speak to them about it. When your marriage is truly over, there will be no chance to fix this problem.

Figuring out exactly what is needed to be happy is key to this question. If your spouse doesn't know what you need, they will have difficulty in assisting you with achieving that happiness. Remembering that your happiness does not depend solely on another person is also an important factor.

If you are unhappy and there is nothing that your spouse can do to fix it, it may be necessary to work on yourself assigning the blame to your partner. Speaking with a counselor can be a helpful resource in determining the best route of action.

What Kinds of Feelings Come From the Thought of Ending the Marriage?

Approaching divorce can be incredibly painful, regardless of the state of one's marriage before the separation. If you are concerned with what it would feel like to be single once again, losing the intimacy of a marital relationship, or how you might find happiness again, these feelings are normal when considering ending your marriage.

However, some feelings may make you reconsider the idea of divorce. If you reminisce over the good times, what was it that made those moments good? Trying to recreate those moments or feelings might help you determine if the marriage is truly worth saving. If strong feelings occur when you think about past times with your spouse, it may be beneficial to explore those feelings and see if they can be regained.

Can You Handle the Tasks That Your Spouse has Always Done on Their Own?

This question should not make or break a marriage but is often present on quizzes regarding the end of a marriage. Perhaps your spouse always mowed the yard or shoveled the snow. If you are physically unable to do these tasks, does that mean you should stay with your partner solely for this reason? Not necessarily. In fact, staying with your spouse simply because they maintain the landscaping may be unhealthy.

However, answering this question will help bring to light each of the tasks for which your significant other takes responsibility. If you consider ending your marriage because your spouse doesn't do their part, listing their responsibilities might help you see how much they actually contribute.

Considering each of the items that your spouse takes care of might also bring light to your financial situation. If your partner is responsible for half of the bills, you must consider this. The cost of the divorce itself can also be very expensive. Again, this is not necessarily a reason to stay married, but it is certainly a contributing factor that needs some thought. This is especially true if your concerns within the marriage are financial.

Is The Relationship Salvageable?

Identifying the specific problems unique to your relationship are key to figuring out how to fix the marriage. By figuring out this piece of the puzzle, married couples have a way to begin saving their relationship.

How Can You Know If Your Marriage Is Over?

When you think about the issues you are dealing with in your marriage but cannot determine how to fix them, or if it is even possible to fix them, consider seeing a marriage counselor before deciding that your marriage is over. In fact, if counseling is sought before making the determination, there is a greater chance of the marriage being saved.

Do You Still Love Your Spouse?

Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries to solve in a marriage that you are questioning is this: are you are still in love with your spouse? It can sometimes feel really confusing if you have children and still have some degree of love for your spouse but are no longer in love with them. However, even if you are no longer in love with your spouse, it doesn't mean the marriage has to end.

There are a variety of ways in which a couple can find that love again. It might take more one-on-one time with your partner or better communication to get to know the older version of the person you married. It might even require some professional help.

While falling out of love with the person you married can be difficult within the marriage, and most quizzes would lead you to believe it is the end of your marriage, it doesn't have to be. In truth, if both parties of the marriage are willing to improve the areas of concern and spend time together, improvement is always possible. Small improvements can have a huge impact when it comes to saving a marriage.

What insights have you gained?

Give time and thought to each question asked of you. While it is not necessary to read the quiz results, it is important to understand how those questions made you feel. It can be tricky to come to terms with those feelings. This is where the help of a counselor or therapist may be needed.

A counselor like those available through ReGain can help you to determine your deep-rooted feelings and if improvements can be made to make your marriage better. Learning to communicate effectively, defining the basis of your unhappiness (your marriage or perhaps something else in your life), understanding how you really feel about divorce, evaluating if you can manage without your partner, asking how the relationship might be saved, and deciding if you still love your spouse—these are all items that a counselor can assist you with. Working through these questions and feelings is crucial to understanding if your marriage is truly over.

If you have already taken a "signs your marriage is over" quiz and felt okay with the a negative result, this can be insightful information. If the quiz informed you that your marriage is “over,” and you felt angry, irritated, confused, or saddened, this may be an indicator that your marriage can still be saved. If this is the case, getting help from a marriage counselor can be beneficial before giving up on your marriage. By seeking professional help, you might find that your marriage is not over at all.

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