Sometimes couples come to the conclusion that they will be happier living apart than they are together. I thought that too, until my husband and I entered marriage counseling. My name is Stephanie, and marriage counseling saved my relationship. I did not believe it could work, but it did, and I hope I can convince others to give it a try before giving up on their marriages. I plan to outline the advantages of getting marital counseling before pursuing divorce. It is a small step you can take that may change your emotional state for the rest of you life.