Do Therapists Recommend Divorce to Couples?

People who are contemplating divorce may avoid therapy, believing that a professional who is meant to help couples work out their issues would never be honest enough to recommend a divorce. The truth of the matter is that therapists help couples come to their own conclusions, meaning that a divorce may definitely be on the table.

Many professionals say that the point of therapy is to help a couple deal with their problems in a healthy way. In some cases, the couple is able to use the tools provided to them and can work through their issues and remain married. In other cases, a therapist pulls out all of their tools and still can’t help the couple establish a healthier relationship. In those cases, a therapist may tell the couple that there is nothing else they can do for them.

No matter which situation you find yourself in, don’t expect a therapist to tell you to stay married or to call it quits. A therapist isn’t there to make a decision for you, but they can help you come to a well thought out decision and explore all of your options. A therapist listens to your problems, thoughts and feelings, and they provide you with ways to deal with those issues. If you can’t deal with your issues after you are given proactive tips and ideas, you may want to consider ending your marriage.

At the end of the day, the choice to stay together or split up is a choice that you and your spouse should make as a couple. A therapist isn’t there to tell you what to do. They are only there to help you make the decision for yourself.

If you need assistance with a divorce in Orlando, reach out to our office to schedule a free case evaluation.