Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist
As on family attorney remarked, “Divorce can be very painful emotionally and financially. Give the idea serious thought before you move ahead with your plan to end your marriage.”
Seeing a therapist prior to filing for a divorce seems like a no-brainer.
First, it is a lot less expensive than starting a divorce action.
Second, in a matter of a few months, the therapist and you and your spouse can probably determine if your marriage can be repaired.
Third, going for couples therapy, marriage counseling or individual therapy can help you to feel that you have done all you can to save your marriage.
Fourth, while marriage counseling does not always save relationships, it rarely makes things worse.
Fifth, marriage counseling often transitions into divorce counseling. Psychotherapy can help increase the likelihood that you will have a smoother, friendlier and less contentious divorce.
So, give counseling with an experienced therapist a try. You have very little to lose and you have a lot to gain.