An engagement is a beautiful way for a couple to show that they are committed to each other before they get married. The engagement usually involves a proposal of marriage and the giving of an engagement ring. This event usually leads to marriage and to many years of happiness together. However, not all engagements end this way. Some are broken off after the premature breakdown of the relationship.
You and your spouse may have decided that your relationship has come to an end and that it's time to move on. You may also be wondering exactly how you should tackle your impending split. Should you get a divorce mediator? Is divorce even the right option?
Making the decision to take legal action towards ending a once-loving relationship is not easy. It takes tremendous courage and fortitude to initiate the legal process that you believe will yield a higher return on investment than staying in the relationship. With that said, embarking on the legal path forward also has options that either promotes strife or peace.
In the early days of your relationship, you took pride in knowing everything there was to know about your partner. Now all you know about your partner is that you need space apart. Space can be helpful, and it doesn't mean that you're headed down the path toward legal separation or divorce. Many couples who take a break simply need to spend time away from their partner to remember why they chose them in the first place.