I Don't Want a Divorce - How Can I Save My Marriage?
November 9, 2011
Sometimes you just need to have your marital problems fixed. Austin couples who want to reconcile and remain married should consider mediation. Indian courts have a unique use of mediation as described by Ritika Jha in the Indian Express. They are using it not only for the resolution of a divorce, but seek to reconcile the issues in the marriage and salvage the marriage. In India, the courts have tried to foster mediation to seek reconciliation of the couples in their marriage. The percent of success for reconciliation is very low. However, it is a novel idea that couples, who are having trouble, seek family law mediation as opposed to marriage counseling.
In the United States, we use family law mediation to resolve a dispute so that a couple, who wants to divorce, can do so without litigation. This is beneficial to the partys as they save money, headaches, tension, lack of sleep, and may be better able to salvage a working relationship that is positive for their children.
If the partys want to reconcile instead of divorce, they could identify short term goals to accomplish. A good family law mediator could assist in reaching these goals from a sensitive proactive perspective. This is a different approach that differs from marriage counseling which tends to focus on the party's solving their own problems by coming to a realization of underlying causes. Sometimes, you just need to have something fixed. Having several successes could lead a couple to start working on other major issues and save their marriage. Marriage is not disposable. You could spend little time and money and possibly save your marriage.