4 Signs Your Woman Has Outgrown You (And Might Leave You)

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4 Signs Your Woman Has Outgrow You (And Might Leave You)

And what you can do about it.

In a recent episode of Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life, she was working with three couples that were on the brink of divorce. One of those couples was Marcia and Dwight.

Marcia and Dwight had been married 11 years ago, but they had met when she was 19 and he was 33. Now that Marcia was 39, she felt that she had outgrown him and was outwardly letting him know.

In an attempt to save the marriage, they came to Iyanla to help sort out of the growth was real. In the end, Marcia had basically outgrown him and it was time to move on.

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Most of our marriages don’t have such drastic life changes from one of our partners, but it is clear that women are growing in all facets of their lives and men are slow to adjust.

In order to keep up with the signs that your wife is going to leave you, here are 4 areas where our women are growing:

1. Women are growing, financially.

According to Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family.

What that means is women will be more involved in the important financial decisions. We, as men, also have to figure out what our role will be for the benefit of the team. We can’t just expect that our wives will earn more and still maintain the house and the kids. We must do our part as well, maybe more.

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2. Women are growing, educationally.

Women are obtaining more Bachelor Degrees than men. This shift means there is a chance that women may date a man that doesn’t have a college degree.

That doesn’t mean the relationship won’t work because you feel she’s smarter. She is going to expect that you do what you can to improve yourself.

You can’t think you can stay in the same job forever. Taking classes at night or a certification program that gives you more skills are certainly ways that you can show her you are trying to be better.

3. Women are growing, socially.

Nearly two-thirds of travelers today are women, reports the George Washington University School of Business.

Many of these women travel solo or exclusively with other women. More than 11 percent of adult leisure travelers are women on their own, the US Travel Association says.

AAA reports that one in four have joined other women on "girlfriend getaways", bachelorette trips, or mother-daughter getaways, with 39 percent planning to do so at least once in the next three years.

We have to do more to expand our horizons. We can’t keep taking the same golf trip with our buddies every year. We should find other experiences to share not only with our buddies but with our wives as well. The better-rounded we are as individuals, the more well-rounded our relationships will be.

4. Women are growing, assertively.            

Women are speaking up and speaking out. They know what they want and they don’t want. We can’t just continue to pout when our feelings are hurt and just want to walk away.

She is looking for us to be just as bold, open and honest. That’s how our relationships grow.

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Keith Dent is a Certified Empowerment Coach by The Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching (IPEC). If you feel that your spouse has outgrown you, and you are afraid to find out, contact Coach Keith at info@strive2succeedcoaching.com for a 30-minute consultation.