You Might Need Columbus, Ohio Divorce Counseling

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Many people think couples counseling is only for couples who want to make the relationship work. Even popular models like Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the Gottman Method barely mention the word divorce, let alone explain how to work with divorcing couples. There is also discernment counseling for those who want to make up their […]

Reasons Couples Get Divorced

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Once upon a time when divorce was rare, most people were driven to divorce by one of the “Triple A” problems: Affairs, Addictions, or Abuse. Divorce meant someone was chronically cheating, repeatedly drunk, or physically violent. Desertion was the fourth reason for divorce in 19th century America when husbands would go west and disappear. Affairs, […]

Who to Talk to and Not Talk to Regarding a Potential Divorce

Divorce

We’ve seen people in your shoes—a spouse announces they are leaning toward wanting a divorce—and makes a bunch of mistakes when it comes to talking with others. One mistake is to not tell anyone, often out of shame or to avoid recognizing the threat as real. The result is isolation and stewing in one’s juices. […]

They Decided to get Divorced” is Rarely True

Discernment

We often hear that a couple “decided to get divorced.” Sometimes there is mutual agreement, but most of the time, it is one person driving the decision. I often see scenarios where one person has their foot out the door, and the other is arguing with them about how great the marriage is. Unfortunately, this […]

Do You Ever Recommend Divorce?

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This is a question that impacts how many marriage therapists choose to practice. I will admit that my personal bias is to keep couples together. At the same time, I believe counselors have a legal and ethical responsibility to keep their biases out of therapy. Examples of therapists showing their biases could be those who […]