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Should You Get a Divorce? Free Counseling.

Updated on December 27, 2015

Generally speaking these cattle have more brains than a couple getting a divorce

Who is prodding you to fit into a pen?
Who is prodding you to fit into a pen? | Source

Do not play the idiot in the situation.

So many times one spouse plays the unknowing victim of the hell levied upon them. Knock it off and get over it. If what he has done or she has done is unforgivable -- That is your failure to forgive, not their failure to repent. Look at marriage as a "my deal" kind of thing. Projecting upon the other party what is a "should" is a loser's point of view.

People playing the role of the victim in divorce , - , need a divorce to free the other person. Does that seem harsh? You cannot fix them so fix yourself.

Get it straight up! If you need a divorce YOU are a loser.

Sorry I know that is harsh. And sometimes the best policy is to walk away. If you want to run a guilt and misery routine, I suggest you do, right down the hell path that that takes you.

Do not get a divorce out of weakness or submission.

Biblical proportions

Here are some simple Biblical facts. The Bible has great advice about marriage and divorce. It explains the beauty of marriage and it generally is opposed to divorce. If we assume the Bible was inspired by God for man, then we must look at the marriage of the time. Women were property of the man. Put that into perspective, the main reason for prohibition of divorce was that it would leave the woman homeless without income along with her children. Now that just is not right, then or now. Well times have changed.

Come on, face it, some folks go nuts

Here are some good reasons to get divorced or not. Full blown insanity. Yes if your spouse is 100% crazy you should divorce. I know, I already hear the whining – “if you truly loved your spouse and held true to your vows you would stay and take care of them.” That is stupid thinking. A normal person is not qualified to help an insane person, they will end up hurting both. Alcoholism and habitual domestic violence are such insanities. In this case it is not about you but about them.

Sorry but love is not about a home.

Love in a family that lasts is about children
Love in a family that lasts is about children | Source

One time adultery, get your pound of salt and move on!

.Adultery is not a reason for divorce unless it is an addiction and repetitive. Life is complicated. There but for the grace of God go I. Adultery is just the right thing to forgive and move on. I hate the concept and it makes me sick. But it is a weakness not an evilness. Extract proper revenge in the relationship but do not end it for that error. (please put a short time on the sentence of penance)

Is the home -- weird? Better to have one less parent than the baggage of hostility

Believe it or not – it is proper to get divorced for the children. A single, loving parent, with stability and security is just plain better for a child than to live in anger and hate and any violence. In fact I would tend toward a divorce on the grounds that one parent is just downright a really bad parent. Sorry but it is true. Some folks just do not get it and it ends up being dangerous.

Love is growth.

Growth is best known together.
Growth is best known together. | Source

Start overs are a great idea. We do not always start out right, breathe in breathe out start over.

Hate and anger and dislike. If both spouses suffer from this it is not time for a divorce. It is time for a separation. Chill out! Separate some property, asset and liability issues for a while and get that strain lifted. Set weekly dates in advance. Schedule joint and separate time with children. Keep the spouse that leaves the home welcome in it. Use the separate time with the children as “me time” for the other. Go to counseling. At all times speak well of each other. We are not machines and love requires work.

Just dip down and do not frown, but love.

Differences should be a celebration not a cop out.

I was doing some investigation for a husband and wife team that work together. They need a separation. Children are not at issue. Business dealing are a huge problem. I told them each on the phone, that there is a box that needs to be checked in the court forms; “irreconcilable differences”. Or we know it as no fault divorce. My goodness what a travesty! Differences are not to be reconciled. They are to be respected and honored. I have never met a more boring couple, or unhappy one, than one that does not have differences. People who find their identity in other people may need some separation until they can find themselves. The one with no identity issues needs to help the one with them and that might mean some alone time. That is separation and not divorce.

How much do you love who you should?

Do you love your spouse enough to reach out?

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If you are getting advice on breaking your marriage vows. Be very afraid and run.

Divorce coaches. They are the devil incarnate. They are the meddling friends that convince you and agree with you that your spouse is horrible and terrible and you have to divorce. They are really sick people. I knew a woman who was talking a woman into divorce --- and she had slept with the husband.

Look,,, if you want divorce to be all terrible go ahead, but that is your choice.

Let me end with some fun. I am lucky I have had two great marriages, both longer than average. I have great loving relationships with my ex-wife and my wife of over a decade. I think my relationship with my ex, helps keep my wife jealous. But here is an interesting part, I had a great divorce. Our children did great with it. Our love shined through. All three older children from that marriage are awesome huge individuals. They contribute to society, they have great educations, a firm grasp of spiritualism and humanitarianism. They are successful and very happy. Divorce was not the end of our family, it was a proper and necessary adjustment. I shudder to think what would have happened without it.

Divorce is a dividing line for certain issues. It does not free us from moral obligations or continuing with a loving spirit. Divorce is a call to action to give more, be more and hope more. It is not the death of a relationship, it is the wonderful beginning of a new one. Once married we are married forever. Love may not grow with us, but it remains forever.

Always talk/write to a disinterested party.

Advice hotline. Right here. I do not proclaim to be able to solve your problems. But I asure you that I care and will help you understand your problems better. I say understanding a disease is the first step in curing it. Love can suffer from disease also.

Take it this way.

I do not give a hootin faluting about you all. I care about love. So call me up at 858-736-4432. Maybe divorce is right for you and maybe not.

But I love you and hope for you the best and you make my life better by serving you. It is a win win situation. You help me to help you and that is good for me and you.

I think most of us live in a world where we decide right and wrong and want to win. That leads to people not letting you change lanes on the freeway and tailgating just to get in front of you. Strange behavior. Totally asinine. But go ahead act like that with your wife. Lawyers love you and you are the total fool. We people recognize you "scorched earth" concept folks and deplore you. Stay away. Do not act surprised when you best friend says "screw you" you idiot.

Love can last properly past a break-up but not if you are an idiot.. Get with the obvious program and get help. Not help to "win" but help to prosper in tough times.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very interesting comment. "ultra liberal" is an interesting description of me and my kind. Not caring about other's thoughts is pretty cold.

      Women are no longer property of a man. Children are no longer property. Don't you think that kind of changes things a little?

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      charlie 4 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      good for you. your ultra liberal take on thing esp the scriptures will lead many astray if they follow you. You cannot back up this post with scripture in context . Yes God is love but he also does not like his scriptures liberalized as you do. i dont care what you think, but I do care what scriptures say, harsh rebuke is for those who forsake the way. And this article is a good example of gross error. Jesus said there is No divorce but if your hard heart wants a reason I will allow it for only one thing--

      You attack me because I am bold enough to stand for scripture without any interest in what you think.

      as I have told you before i do not care what you or anyone else , including myself THINK. I care only what scripture says.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend, God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit are love. Is that hard for you to understand?

      I walk and I talk and I fail and succeed in love. Is there a better path?

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      charlie 4 years ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth. between the oceans

      wow unbelievable how do you justify this to Jesus

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That is a wonderful spirit that leads others. Know that you shine a light where there is darkness.

      You are a grateful person, and you are known.

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      CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

      Interesting hub Eric. I'm sure the statements about adultery will draw some comments. As for me, I agree that it's a sin that is definitely forgivable and shouldn't be seen as automatic grounds for divorce.

      After all, God has never abandoned me during those times that I was unfaithful to Him. So if husbands are to love their wives as Christ loves the Church, then how could I not also forgive an unfaithful heart?