When two people get married, it is supposed to be their happily ever after and 'til death do them part. However, we know that this isn't really the case anymore.
The most recent US Census revealed that nearly 50% of all marriages end in divorce - which isn't necessarily a bad thing; it is always better for somebody to escape a marriage they're not happy in rather than trying to make it work because they're worried what others may think.
Now, a post on Reddit has gone viral after asking the question: "Divorcees of Reddit, when did you know your marriage was over?"
You may want to grab the tissues, because some of these are truly heartbreaking...
Reddit user kGlover14 wrote in response to the question: "When my son (1.5 years old) comforted me while I was crying after another abusive argument.
"I knew then I did not want him growing up thinking that was a normal relationship."
Somebody with the username aanr shared their story, writing: "When I realized that for months I had been trying to guess what mood she'd be in when I got home from work so I could enter the house 'appropriately' and not make her any angrier than she'd already be."
Redditor effectivelysingle also replied, saying: "When I would go down in the basement and pretend to do laundry to get time by myself away from her."
User Arnold-Archenfhart also shared their story, typing: "When I called her from my hospital bed, in another country, to tell her I’d broken my ankle, for her to say ‘great who’s going to walk the dogs now’!
"There had been a lot more controlling and bullying bullshit before that, but that was the big one for me.
"Unfortunately it took me another 17 years to pluck up the courage to leave her."
And redditor rode_the_short_buss typed: "When we were discussing trying for a baby and she hit me with "for awhile I thought I didn't want kids, but I've realized I just don't want kids with you"."
Next, Reddit user dmammatbone said: "When our therapist told him to spend a day not talking to me unless he had something nice to say, and he replied 'but what if I need to give her feedback?'"
Shades_Janae also shared their heartbreaking story, writing: "When she began screaming at our 3-year-old son to shut up. I was willing to take her abuse. I couldn't stomach her doing it to our son."
Another redditor, imaginaryfriendgirl, typed: "When after my double mastectomy the doctor recommended that we sleep in separate beds for 6 weeks so I could heal.
"After the six weeks I said I was going to sleep in the master with him and he told me not to bother since I wasn’t really a woman anymore. We’d been married less than a year."
One topic that frequently appeared in the thread was that of unfaithfulness.
One person with the username AMMJ wrote: "When I read her texts to another dude about how much fun she had screwing him, and how quickly they could marry once she was “free”.
"Got divorced 4 months later.
"Spoiler alert, those two lovebirds broke up when he wouldn’t leave his wife."
Another Redditor, Babyjitterbug, wrote: "The day I got a call from his mistress, while he was in the room with her, telling me she wasn’t his first mistress. Come to find out there have been at least 3 long-term mistresses."
And finally, user Ddawgdoesdope wrote: "When she called me by my brother's name..."
Marriage can be a wonderful thing that sees many couples stay together and in love until the day that they die.
However, it is important to remember that marriages don't always work out. Sometimes people change. Sometimes the problem is that they don't change at all.
If you're unhappy in your marriage, just know that there are many things that can be done to change that - and that includes divorce.