Whether you’re doing a phone screen as part of your intake process, or they’re in the first session discussing their opposing stances on the marriage and whether to do couples therapy, you will not feel stress because you have an organized approach to helping them where they are. The same is true later in therapy when one spouses they “I’m done.” You have a way to help clarify whether the marriage is over or if this is a cry for help. Instead of making this up on their own, therapists trained in discernment counseling know how to respond in a way that works for many couples.