When couples reach a crisis point in their marriage and consider separating, they often may make hasty, impulsive decisions amidst a lot of highly charged emotions that can include shock, feelings of hurt, anger, sadness and anxiety. This can lead to very costly mistakes both emotionally and financially, and in some situations can even become quite destructive to the entire family. Marital crisis consultation enables the couple to slow down and work through their decision more cautiously with a neutral professional to help guide them. He helps them to strive to “walk, not run” in making this most important decision in their lives, emphasizing the importance of timing in making major changes in a family structure.
Al Frankel is an expert in helping couples carefully explore the decision as to whether or not to separate, and most often encourages marriage counseling if the couple has not already done so. For couples who conclude that their marriage must end however, he helps guide them through the process of choosing the most constructive method of separation. In that event, the method he recommends first is divorce mediation.
In addition to being a psychotherapist and marriage counselor, Al Frankel is also a divorce mediator. When mediating he co-mediates with attorney-mediator Jill Sanders DeMott. For further information about Al's work as a divorce mediator kindly: www.alfrankelmediator.com. For more information about Jill's work as a divorce mediator please visit www.jillsandersdemott.com