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Are you committed to doing whatever it takes to save your marriage, but your spouse says he or she wants a divorce? You are not alone. This is a very common scenario, and sometimes it is possible to work constructively on your marriage even when you spouse will not do Discernment Counseling with you at the present time or is unwilling or not ready attend traditional couples counseling to work on the relationship.

In such a situation, you may decide to continue hopeful spouse counseling if you find it helpful in your quest to fight for your marriage during this critical time, only without the involvement of your partner. 

This short-term individual therapy will help you put the focus back on you and your own possibilities for you to get in touch with your own choices. The goal of Hopeful Spouse Counseling is to help you bring your best self to your marital crisis in the hope that there will be a constructive outcome, hopefully restoring the marriage but if not, a more cooperative divorce.

Hopeful Spouse Counseling focuses on:

  • Learning how to make positive changes that will be healthy for you and may contribute to saving your marriage
  • Avoiding common mistakes that make things worse during a marital crisis
  • Creating a more collaborative relationship with your spouse even if the marriage ends in divorce

Hopeful Spouse Counseling is not suitable when:

  • Someone wants to preserve the marriage but is not willing to look at his or her own contributions to the marital problems
  • Where is an Order of Protection from the court
  • When there is danger of domestic violence

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Meet Our Discernment Therapists

  • Ann Gunapalan
  • Charis Wong