Most Ohio marriages will go through periods of stagnation, ambivalence or discord from time to time. These stages are normal, and often can be worked through or will pass over time. However, many spouses who are in the midst of a rough patch will consider whether divorce is the right choice. Understanding where the marriage is and how the relationship might move forward is an important part of making a decision to stay together or divorce. For most couples, therapy can help guide this important decision-making process.
The first thing to understand is that being unsure about how to move forward is completely normal. Spouses are often ambivalent about their marriage by the time they seek counseling. A therapist can work with spouses either in couples counseling or in individual sessions, and can help each partner understand where they are in the marriage. This can lead to improved clarity about the relationship and the best path forward.