Can my marriage be saved?
Do you want to stay married and have doubts in couples counseling? Is your marriage on the brink of divorce but you want to make sure you do not miss anything before making a decision? Is your spouse is seriously talking about divorce but you are not ready? Do you want to know if your marital issues are solvable? If you answer 'yes' to one of these questions, discernment counseling is for you.
Discernment counseling is an intensive, short-term process lasting for less than 5 sessions. The goals of discernment counseling are to gain clarity and confidence in a direction of 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: to stay married, to move towards divorce, or to work on the marriage for six months to see if the marriage will be put into a better place, with a clear agenda of personal change and with divorce off the table during this time.
Benefits of Discernment Counseling
A developed plan for the future that both partners can accept.
An understanding of where the relationship currently stands.
A happier collective future for the couple, together or apart
It provides a foundation for further relationship rebuilding if further relationship work is warranted.
It sets the stage for constructive future if divorce is chosen.