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Discernment Counseling: Should We Divorce?

Like many, you might be wondering if it is too late for marriage counseling, or whether you even want to try to save your marriage. You may have told your husband or wife that you are deeply unhappy in your marriage, and you may have brought up the subject of divorce. This is a hard time for both of you, one you never thought would come to pass when you got married.  But you have not started the divorce process, or if you have started, you’re not certain it’s the right step.  Divorce is a huge decision that will affect you, your spouse and your children for the rest of your lives.  Discerning the right answer is a tough process that might warrant the help of a counselor/therapist.  In fact, surveys find that up to 40% of divorced people have regrets about their divorce decision, often because they feel they (and their partner) did not try hard enough to make the marriage work. 

Should you end your marriage or make a concerted effort to repair and rebuild your marriage?  Discernment Counseling consists of one to five sessions focused on helping you gain clarity and confidence about which path is best for you.  So, if this question looms large for you, let's devote some sessions to finding the answer.  Then you can make an informed decision regarding whether to proceed with repairative marriage counseling.  Effective marriage therapy is best served if this question is addressed first.