Marriage on the Brink of Divorce ?
Is your relationship on the brink of divorce? Are you at a serious point and know something has to give. Do you wonder if you can break out of these negative patterns or if you need to split up? Certainly, you know you need to make a change – one way or the other.
If you’re at this point, it makes sense to sit down with a professional before you make matters worse. Marriage counseling is a good option when both people are open and willing to work on the relationship. In contrast, discernment counseling is an option for couples stuck in bad place and not sure they are committed to working on the marriage. Both parties may not be open and willing to work on the marriage or feel hopeless, so that’s what discernment counseling can help with. It helps a couple sort through issues in a safe place so you can make some decisions.
On the Brink of Divorce
You’re not alone if you’ve had trouble turning things around on your own. Possibly you waited too long before getting help even tough your partner asked repeatedly to go to couples therapy. You may not have been ready at that time. Maybe you tried therapy once or twice before – it might have helped a little or not at all. Regardless, your both ready to take the next step.
Questions and Concerns about Divorce
- How will it affect the kids
- How will it affect our lifestyle and finances
- I’m scared of being alone and fear the end of the marriage
- I still love my spouse and don’t want a divorce
- I don’t love my spouse anymore (or maybe you never really did)
- I don’t love my partner anymore and wonder if I should stay for the sake of the kids
Stay Together or Separate?
Is it at all possible to feel good about each other again? Is it possible to get back to a good place again? Maybe there has been too much damage, neglect, abuse over time. If the disconnect has gone on too long or one spouse does not want to work on the relationship anymore, it is important to see what to do at this point.
A good therapist can make it safe enough for both people to really be open and honest discussion about the next step. If you need help, get in touch.