Most married couples never expect to consider divorce, but if one of you is leaning toward separation and the other wants to save the marriage, our discernment counselors may be able to shed light on the situation and provide the support you need to make a decision. Stay or go counseling is one of the ways you and your partner can determine if the marriage is worth saving or if the problems you’re facing have a solution.
What Is Stay or Go Counseling?
Discernment counseling, or stay or go counseling, is designed to help couples when they’re unsure if they want to save their relationship or go their separate ways. Stay or go counseling is brief therapy of three to five sessions designed to help couples gain confidence and clarity about the next steps in their relationship. This form of counseling also gives couples a deeper understanding of why their relationship is at its current juncture. A discernment counselor can provide you and your partner with insight and present options for your marriage. Of course, the ultimate decision is always up to you and your spouse.
What’s Involved in Stay or Go Counseling?
At Counseling Center of Cherry Creek, our approach to discernment counseling focuses on three paths:
- Ending the relationship via divorce or separation
- Preserving the relationship and dedicating time to counseling and other proactive approaches
- Staying the current course and making a decision later
We work closely with spouses to help you make the right decision for your relationship and individual wellbeing.
Is Stay or Go Counseling Right for Me?
You and your partner may consider seeking discernment counseling if one or both of you:
- Are ambivalent about the relationship, but one partner wants to save the marriage
- Are reluctant to commit to couple’s counseling but willing to discuss your hesitation with a counselor
- Are unsure how to move forward through this time as a couple or as individuals
If you're unsure if stay or go counseling is right for you and your spouse, please give us a call, and we'll be happy to speak with you.
Stay or Go Counseling in Denver
Counseling Center of Cherry Creek offers couples counseling, including discernment counseling, for couples struggling to decide how to proceed with their relationship. We are also pleased to provide various other counseling services to clients of all ages in Cherry Creek, Denver, and the surrounding areas. If you and your partner are struggling in your relationship, we invite you to call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our three licensed counselors in Cherry Creek.