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Couples on the Brink

"Problems Are not stop signs,
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ROBERT H SCMILLER

    Couples on the Brink

  • Therapy for couples on the brink

Couples on the BrinkIf you or your partner are considering divorce but are not completely sure that's the best path, you are in a tough spot and Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It's a chance to slow down. take a breath, and Iook at your options for your marriage.

Dr. Freiman will help you decide whether to try to restore your marriage to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.

The goal is for you and your partner to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future.

The goal is not to solve your relationship problems but to see if they are solvable. You will each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you are feeling about your marriage at the moment. No bad guys and good guys.

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Discernment Counseling is a way of helping couples where one person is “leaning out” of the relationship—and not sure that regular couples counseling would help–and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the marriage.

Dr. Freiman will help you decide whether to try to restore your marriage to health, move toward divorce, or take a time out and decide later.

The goal is for you and your partner to gain clarity and confidence about a direction, based on a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future.

The goal is not to solve your relationship problems but to see if they are solvable. You will each be treated with compassion and respect no matter how you are feeling about your marriage at the moment. No bad guys and good guys.

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A Helpful Resource For Couples On The Brink:

Deciding whether to stay in a marriage is a painful, long journey for most individual spouses. Divorce is rarely a shared decision, which puts an extra burden on the person trying to weigh the pros and cons of staying versus leaving.

Having doubts is not made any easier by sharing the news with your spouse. What can they do or say to change your mind? Do you even think there is anything they can do, or is this a mindset shift you’ve made and only you can find your way through it?

If you’ve not yet shared your doubts with your spouse, you are not alone. Millions of people are in your shoes: doubting alone. Here is a wonderful website with tools, quizzes and support to help you through this journey so you don’t have to go through this along

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Are you really ready for couples therapy?

Stay or go? Discernment counseling can help you decide

 

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In the video below you can hear directly from Dr. Bill Doherty, the developer of Discernment Counseling. He shares about how this approach may be helpful to you and your family.

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