Most marriages hit some very rocky points, with many of them able to find smooth ground again. On the other hand, a very high percent of marriages end up in divorce, with one taking place every 26 seconds. The decision of staying in your marriage or leaving it behind is not an easy one. There are many things to consider. You will need to ask yourself are you better off with or without your spouse and give yourself some honest answers.
If you or your children are in danger because of physical or verbal abuse then you should not stay in your marriage once you have given your spouse the option to seek counseling and anger management for their behaviors. Children do not benefit from living in a home with those types of occurrences.
If you are considering divorce because you and your spouse have grown apart, consider taking a weekend getaway. Leave everything else behind and talk about your relationship. Then find some great activities that give you time to reconnect. This will be a great way to find out if there are still passionate feelings between the two of you or if a mutual agreement can be made that divorce is the best option.
Divorce may be pending in your marriage because of a lack of communication. Having some honest heart to heart talks can help resolve some issues. They can help you make a united decision to save your marriage or to walk away from it. Some couples don’t know how to communicate effectively. Counseling can be very beneficial, both individually and as a couple.
The decision to get a divorce should not be viewed as an easy way out, but as a last resort when what was once a happy union has left nothing but hurt, anger, or indifference in its place. Sadly, no matter how strongly one partner may want to make the marriage work, both must agree whole heartedly to work at it or the marriage has already failed. You owe it to your marriage to try to make it work, but if it can’t be repaired then you owe it to yourself to move on.