Some couples heading to divorce turn relationships around

When spouses are unhappy, sometimes it is assumed that a divorce is imminent. However, some couples have been able to turn their relationships around, even when they are just steps away from ending their marriages, USA Today reports.

For Rick and Tina DeRosia of Hartford, New York, a divorce was seemingly unavoidable. Years of relationship trouble had finally culminated in divorce proceedings. When they began working out child custody arrangements for their 13-year-old and 11-year-old, and when they considered the financial effect of such a decision, the couple decided to back track and work on their marriage instead.

“I felt moving on was what I needed to do, but … should we try to do more? I thought about the effect it would have on my children,” Tina DeRosia told the publication.

Frank and Julie LaBoda of Wisconsin were about to get a divorce after infidelity ruined their trust. However, a last-ditch weekend away saved their marriage. This specialized getaway helped many couples share stories and change their attitudes in the hopes of reconciling. After a few years, the LaBodas were back on track.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the marriage rate is 6.8 per 1,000 total population, while the divorce rate is 3.4 per 1,000.