Why do people divorce? Quite a question, isn't it? Let me walk you through what the research says about reasons for divorce.
“I want a divorce.” Has this thought ever crossed your mind? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Hundreds of couples face marriage problems daily, and the way we handle those problems can make or break a marriage.
No matter how much you invest, work on, and improve your marriage, no marriage is ever going to be perfect. What makes the difference is acknowledging when you mess up, realizing how you could have done it better, and fixing it going forward.
One of the things I hear as soon as people discover I work with couples is, "What is the one thing I can do to make my marriage better? You have to have a magic line right? There's a pill. There has to be something."
I gave her the time and space she needed…but how long do you think is long enough? Am I on the right track?
If your spouse files for divorce, you might feel lost and confused, not knowing what to do. You might be devastated, angry, or overwhelmed by emotions. Maybe you’re even questioning, "Why should I even try to save my marriage?"
One of Jim’s clients called him extremely distressed, saying, “Jim, I need to talk to you RIGHT now. This is an emergency.” As they began to speak, Jim learned that his client’s wife had just contacted him one day ago, saying, “I am filing for divorce.” It’s a total shock- when your spouse tells you they are filing for divorce it’s definitely a traumatic life event.
When you and your spouse are separated it's hard to know what to do, what to say, how to act, and when to act. Don't worry, I'm going to give you five things that you can do when you are in a marriage separation that will help you starting now.