- A marriage can still be considered successful even if it ends in divorce.
- Couples therapists say marriage is designed to help people grow — and sometimes, they grow out of the relationship.
- It’s important to embrace change in your relationship, instead of fearing it.
“Your marriage has one goal,” said Hal Runkel. “Marriage has evolved into a people-growing machine.”
Runkel is a marriage and family therapist based in Atlanta, Georgia, and he was explaining to me why he’s never attached to any one particular outcome in couples therapy. If the couple chooses to divorce after working with him, so be it — to him, that’s not a failure on his part or on the clients’.
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