We think we need certainty and we crave clarity in order to get certainty, somehow and from somewhere.
Often times, people view a trial separation as a step away from separate houses.
You’re not ready to give up on your partner, but you’ve exhausted so many options for a relationship revival that you find yourself at a loss for what to do next.
Before choosing divorce, couples should take some time apart to evaluate what their lives would really be like without one another.
As a result, she’s not entirely sure that they'll go through with it. Among other things, there's a common thread of feeling totally stuck.
The fact is, sometimes we remain stuck in our painful relationships because we think we have to know for sure whether we’re staying in the marriage or we’re divorcing. There's also a common pattern of thinking behind feeling stuck.
The longer the separation continues, as people settle into their new routine, the harder it is to get back to the old life. There should be communication between the couple, with regular times to meet — either with or without a counselor — so that progress can be made toward reconciliation.