Divorce Discernment


Divorce Discernment – For Couples on the Brink

  • Are you are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path?
  • Has your spouse indicated that divorce seems like the only option, but you still think the marriage can be saved?
  • Have you tried couples counseling but it didn’t seem to have much effect?
  • Do you have children or other reasons why you want to make your relationship work despite feeling extremely discouraged?

This is a very difficult situation. You need specialized assistance.

Joanne Irving, PhD, offers Discernment Counseling, a new way of helping couples where one person is “leaning out” of the relationship—not sure that anything can help–and the other is “leaning in”—that is, interested in rebuilding the marriage.

Discernment Counseling gives you a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage. In 3-5 sessions of Discernment Counseling, you will develop a deeper understanding of your relationship and its possibilities for the future. The goal is not to solve your marital problems but to see if they are solvable.

Discernment therapy helps you decide with increased clarity and confidence to:

  • Try to restore your marriage to health
  • Move toward divorce
  • Or take a time out and decide later

Contact Joanne Irving, PhD at 301-943-3074 or Joanne@TheChrysalisGroupInc.com