When clients arrive at my office, they are rarely on the same page. There is always one person more psychologically ready to end the marriage than the other. During our conversation, I may learn that they have either been to counseling or one has begged the other “for years” to go. Now, when reality sets in, one or both, may want to reconsider counseling.
Couples are often surprised at how supportive I am of counseling. I encourage them to try counseling, but consider four important suggestions that can help reduce long-term conflict, build mutual respect, and set the stage for future interactions through the divorce process and afterwards, especially if there are children involved. Read the rest of BJ’s article to learn more about her four suggestions regarding counseling.