On the Brink of Divorce
Does this sound like you…
If one spouse is not sure they want to stay married and doubts that couples counseling can help, this is exactly where a couple on the brink of divorce belongs. The leaning-out partner is supported where they are emotionally, and the leaning-in spouse is equally supported in their own emotional state. This avoids starting half-hearted couples counseling with a mixed-agenda couple. It accepts ambivalence rather than trying to work around it or overcome it.
The goals are clarity and confidence in a direction for the marriage, based on a deeper understanding of what has happened to the marriage and each person’s contributions to the problems. The outcomes are framed in terms of three paths: stay married as is, move towards divorce, or decide to do full-on couples counseling to see if the marriage can be put into a good place, with a clear agenda for personal change and divorce off the table during this time.
I can help!
I help couples that are uncertain whether they want to continue their relationship or seek separation or divorce:
- Look at all their options
- Gain confidence and clarity
- See which way they wish to proceed