As explained in the website of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, PC, “When a married couple reaches a point in their relationship where remaining together is no longer a feasible or desirable option, one or both partners typically consider pursuing divorce, nullity, or legal separation in order to move on with their lives. Depending on the circumstances of the relationship and what both people want, either divorce, nullity, or legal separation may be the right option.
Divorce, nullity, and legal separation can all be complicated legal processes to go through, and those pursuing any of these options may encounter a number of difficulties and obstacles. Additionally, a couple may legally only be allowed to pursue a certain type of legal end to their relationship, which can be confusing and frustrating. As such, a good number of people considering divorce, nullity, or legal separation seek the guidance and counsel of a legal professional.”
There are instances, however, wherein some couples, before making the final decision to file for divorce, hold on to their relationship a little longer and try things that may help them overcome their differences and marital problems, which may include lack of communication, conflict and resentment, drifting apart, affair recovery, differences in parenting style, obstacles to sexual intimacy, balancing work and family, and strong emotions. One of these things is couple therapy.
Rather than telling a couple how to save their marriage by imposing rules, a couple therapist, like Kathleen Snyder, gives direction that will allow couples themselves to resolving conflicts, rebuilding friendship, and renew their intimacy – may be a challenging, but definitely an exciting experience as each spouse falls in love with other again.
Spouses ought to be able to work out their differences, repair the damage caused by the problems and make room that will allow friendship and intimacy to return. Though going through couple therapy is a major marital decision, so is divorce. The only question is which will really and objectively make the spouses happier in the end.