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I Would Consider Reconciling

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This is a tough situation in which Discernment Counseling might be helpful.  Dr. Carpenter can help you clarify what has to change if you are to stay in the marriage, and can help you make that clear to your spouse in a non-antagonistic way.  We can also help you figure out what you would need to change in yourself in a healthier marriage in the future.

Here we get a little murky.  If you are really low on hope, Discernment Counseling is by far the best approach to gain clarity and confidence on what got you to this point, and the work both of you have to do individually if there were to be any real momentum for your marriage.

If you have hope, motivation and energy for a serious round of couples counseling, belief that things could improve, and you're willing to look at your role in the dysfunction that is going on, you may do okay going straight to couples counseling.

Overall, if you've taken this quiz and are demoralized, Discernment Counseling is the next best step.  Keep in mind it's a short-term program so please, don't let location hinder you seeking this help. Dr. Carpenter is even available online for those who chose couples counseling afterward.

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Dr. Carpenter is a certified by the Doherty Relationship Institute as a Certified Discernment Counselor and has helped numerous couples achieve the clarity necessary to move forward with confidence and commitment. If you or someone you know is experiencing ambivalence over their relationship, contact us online or call the office at 469-225-9040 for an appointment.