Marriage in Trouble? Give it a Break.

Is it possible to stay together by separating for a while? The decision to separate temporarily has become a growing trend for couples attempting to save their marriages. The term for this separation is a “marriage break” and it may be just what your relationship needs to restore communication and respect. Handled well, growth and choice can reenter the marriage, alleviating resentment and increasing mental and emotional clarity. Be sure to set guidelines for the period of separation. Be aware that some therapists believe a break is helpful, if a couple remains committed. Other therapists say a break creates emotional distance that may be too difficult to overcome.

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