Indeed, you haven’t felt close to each other for a long time, but does it mean your marriage is beyond hope?
Both of you are hurting, but one of you has hope for the marriage. You’ve been neglecting your relationship, yet there was so much love in the beginning, maybe it could be rekindled with the help of some therapy.
The other person has lost hope and thinks it’s time to end it all and move on.
Chances are either you or your spouse feels too little hope or energy to start traditional couples counseling. You may have tried that road before and find yourself at a crossroads now.
Discernment Counseling is specially designed for couples where one spouse is leaning towards divorce and the other wants to preserve the marriage. Couples like this don’t do well in traditional marriage counseling that aims at solving marital problems. They need a different approach.
The focus of Discernment Counseling is not solving marital problems but on seeing if they could potentially be solved. Sessions involve separate conversations with each spouse, as well as time as a couple.
How long does Discernment Counseling usually last?
Discernment Counseling is short term, just 1-5 sessions, and leads to a decision to either divorce or give the marriage a major last effort, with a clear agenda for change.
Who is Discernment Counseling for?
It is for people considering divorce but not sure it’s the right path for them.
It is for couples who want to take one more look at their relationship before making a permanent decision. It is also for people who want to give their marriage another chance even though their spouse is moving toward divorce.
What would I gain from engaging in Discernment Counseling?
You can expect to gain clarity and confidence about what steps to take next with your marriage.
You will gain an understanding as to what happened to your marriage. You will evaluate the possibility of solving your problems and staying married. Most of all, you will be able to decide whether to move toward divorce or make last all-out effort to restore your marriage to health.
If you want to ditch the doubts and gain clarity about this life-changing decision, call for your free 15-minutes consultation now.