COURAGE IS TALKING ABOUT IT.
Police officers, fire fighters and the many other professions known as FIRST RESPONDERS have a very high rate of divorce. 70%. This blog refers to divorcing the spouse who is in this profession. marriage is a challenge for families who have a spouse who is a First Responder. The “Magic Chair” refers to the behavior of the spouse when they are off duty. Often times the complaint from the civilian spouse is this, ” when he gets home from his tour, he never wants to do anything with the family.”
This can cause disconnect and disappointment in the family and erode the marriage to the point of loss of intimacy, frustration and emotional battle.
daily, or way too frequently that the marriage may not be able to be saved.
We suggest marriage counseling. Our counselor has be trained to work with first reponders and their families.
If marriage counseling has not been able to resolve then the other option is to dissolve. Sadly, if this is in the best interest of everyone.
The outcome for divorce can restructure the family in a way that can preserve the emotional loss of the marriage but gain an existence where all family members can remain intact and amicable. Only mediation can do that, and only with a mediator and a family divorce coach. Our team has both.
Source: Mediation and Counseling Blog