The Rebellion Stage Checklist | Reader's Digest

The Rebellion Stage Checklist

Are you in the Rebellion stage?

By Sarì Harrar and Rita DeMaria | Ph.D.

You may be in the Rebellion stage if:

You and your spouse are having regular power struggles

You or your spouse has had an affair — or is close to having one

One or both of you feel a consistent desire for freedom and independence to pursue individual interests

You find yourself backing away from your spouse and your marriage

You’ve been married for at least two years — although the Rebellion stage can start early in a marriage (especially if you lived together first or dated for a long time before your marriage) and last for years or even decades