There are many factors that should be considered and weighed before making one of the biggest decisions of your life. And not all of these factors are legal considerations. There are mental and emotional health issues for individuals and their children. Indeed, separation is not a simple act.
If the desire to stay married is based on moving toward a goal, it is more likely you can stay married; for example, “I want to raise my children in one house with two parents”.
On the other hand, if you are staying in the relationship to avoid pain or fear, hanging on, it is more likely you would think seriously about leaving. And how you might leave.
In a decision as big as whether or not to stay in a relationship it is imperative that you consider the possible ramifications your leaving may have on others, but you must also balance that with your own needs.
You might consider counselling, on your own, relationship counselling together with your partner or relationship mediation with Yvonne.
For most people letting go of the unhealthy relationship was the best decision they’d ever made. Rather than becoming harder, life actually got much easier, because they no longer had the added burden of taking care of the people who were supposed to be their partners or dealing with the many negative emotions their spouses elicited from them.
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life. “ J. K. Rowling