Signs of an unhealthy marriage include the following: 1. One person seems to have all the power in the marriage. 2. Individual aspirations are being crushed by the other partner. 3. Conflicts have become nasty and unproductive. 4. Emotional and physical abuse have crept into the marriage. 5. Depression is evident in one or both partners. 6. Substance abuse has become a big component in the marriage.
Psychologists have shown that a strong indicator of an unhealthy marriage is if there is something called a demand/withdraw cycle. If one person asks for or strongly demands something, and the other person withdraws without much response or commitment, they are very likely to be having other marital issues.