Sometimes in marital therapy couples come to the conclusion that their marriage must end and the work naturally segues into Divorce Counseling. Other times couples who have already made the decision to divorce will seek Divorce Counseling. Ideally, if the couple has a child or children, they will work out ways to safeguard their welfare going forward. It is scary enough for the “little people” in the family when parents divorce, but it can be exceedingly traumatic and detrimental if the Mastodons in their life step on them or use them as cannon fodder. Divorce counseling can also help each person understand and take responsibility for his/her part in the gone wrongness while minimizing blame (self or other), guilt, shame, and anger. Couples often see this as part of their preparation for healthier relationships in the future.