how do you feel about marriage counseling prior to a divorce? Do you think it would be beneficial? Why or not?
I believe that marriage counseling is only worth it if you’re both willing to go in there to learn how to change. If one of you is dragging the other, or you’re not willing to compromise then it’s a waste of time and money. Counseling is designed for you two to work through your problems and too many people go in with expectations that your problems will magically disappear. You both have to be willing to work on the marriage for it to be effective. So I always tell people to take a good hard look at themselves and the situation before writing that first check.