A break up is a tough thing to go through when you are dating. But when you are married, a break up is much more than just a break up…it’s a divorce. When this happens it’s quite common for one of the spouses to want to know how to stop a divorce. With that in mind, here some things to help you do that.
Before you actually try to stop your divorce, you need to ask yourself if it’s really the right thing to do. Perhaps you still love your spouse and you would like to make things work. There’s nothing wrong with feeling that way. However, it’s in your best interest to take plenty of time to think things through. Why do you really want to stop the divorce? Is it because you are in love, or is it because you feel more secure being married? The main thing is to be honest with yourself, regardless of where that honesty leads.
From here on we will assume that you have the right motivations for wanting to stop your divorce. If you have only been threatened with divorce, try to find out how serious the threat is. That’s not to downplay it as an idle threat. Any time the D-word is brought up, it should be taken seriously. At the same time, sometimes people get frustrated in the heat of an argument and say they want a divorce. But deep down, what they really men is that they don’t know what else to say and they just want to be away from you until you both calm down.
So, take some time to find out what’s really going on. If your spouse still says they want a divorce even when you are not mad at each other, then you need to start taking action right away. Whatever you do, don’t get mad. Treat it in as calm of a manner as possible and find out what is at the root of them wanting to be separated.
Once you know why they want a divorce, you will be in a better position to stop a divorce from happening. However, you also need to ask yourself what changes will have to be made to make things work, and if you will be willing and able to make those changes.
Now, what if your spouse has already seen a lawyer to start divorce proceedings against you? This will make things that much harder, but it’s still possible to stop a divorce even after the papers have been filed. You will need to be at the top of your game and ready to do some serious work. However, if you really want to be with your spouse and restore your marriage, then doing whatever it takes is what you’ll have to do.
These things are never easy, but don’t lose hope. Total honesty, being open and making the needed changes will give you the best chance to stop a divorce.