Number 6 on my top list of what NOT to do when a spouse or partner says he or she is done with the relationship is. . . Don’t Waste Time.
Often, when something traumatic happens, we have a tendency to become paralyzed into inactivity. In fact, I have had some people who did nothing until the divorce papers were delivered a year or more after the initial “I’m not happy” discussion.
DON’T DO THAT!!! It is something like deciding not to go to the doctor when you first cut yourself, but instead waiting until it is so infected that amputation is the only option.
Time is of the essence. That doesn’t mean “go into panic mode” (my #1 Don’t Do). It means you activate yourself. Find the resources that will help you. Take action to change the situation. Relationships can be turned around at any time.
So, by now, you may be wondering where #’s 1-5 are. You can get that article FOR FREE, by going to the Save The Marriage website, and entering your first name and email address into the drop-down that comes into view when the page loads (don’t worry, you can’t miss it). It will be emailed to you instantly.
There it is, your first action. Go get the article and get started saving your relationship!