Alternatives to Divorce

Nobody gets married planning to get divorced. Maybe there is still hope?

To locate individual listings for professional services in this direction, try the following headings in the print or Internet version of the Yellow Pages:

Family Counselors
Marriage, Family, Child & Individual Counselors
Marriage & Family Therapists
Pastoral Counselors

Local and State Resources

"There are 4 Stages of Marriage: (1) Romance, (2) Disillusionment, (3) Misery, and (4) Awakening. Due to the high divorce rate many couples never make it to the 4th Stage..."

Retrouvaille means rediscovery. The website lists many locations that offer this program designed to help heal and renew marriages. A group in Louisville is listed in the 'Select a State' group finder - check for a listing near you. While Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin, couples of all faiths and those with no faith tradition are welcome and encouraged to attend. Atheists, agnostics, and those of various religions are respected for their beliefs and encouraged to attend for the benefit of their marriage.

National and Internet Resources
The website for people who want more loving relationships.
"It's one thing to say 'Let's don't divorce.' It's quite another to decide what you're going to do to save your marriage. You have several alternatives to divorce; the alternative you and your spouse choose will depend on your tolerance for change, your desire to be together or apart, and what you can afford."