15 Sep Couple: between therapy, mediation and separation
[:fr]When in a relationship, it is normal to argue from time to time. However, when the conflicts are more and more numerous and intensify, that the climate of the life of two has become too monotonous or too stormy, a question ended up in your head: leave or stay?
The decision is even more difficult when you are a parent. To help you see more clearly, we have listed the options available to you according to your situation and your goals.
You want to pick up the pieces
If your wish is to revive the flame and you have already tried everything by yourself, it may be time to seek help from professionals. There is evidence that couples therapy helps to improve the couple’s life. There are different types of marriage therapy: behavioral therapy, emotional therapy or sessions with a sex therapist. It’s up to you to choose the one that you think will help you find a solution.
Prefer to leave
If you make the decision to separate, and you are a parent, you should use mediation even if you separate by mutual agreement, on good terms. Indeed, once separated and because you have children, you will have to agree on custody or education.
Certainly you say that as you get along well you will be able to settle this between you, but many are the separated couples who have tried and who finally had to go to class to settle everything.
When the ex no longer agree or the mediation has not worked, it is in court that will have to resolve the situation. We all agree that this is not the most pleasant way to solve his problems.
Whatever your decision, keep in mind that the court is not the only and ultimate solution. Here is an infographic to see more clearly.