I’m a huge believer in counseling. Even though my parents took a stab at marriage counseling only to ultimately divorce, their exercise in couples-based therapy allowed them to make greater peace with an already difficult decision.
There are times I wish my husband and I attended marriage counseling, and it’s not because we’re headed for divorce or going through a particularly difficult period either. Marriage counseling facilitates healthy and constructive conversation that can only better a relationship. Most of us struggle to recognize the subtle nuances of impending conflict, let alone possess the know-how to manage said conflict effectively.
By providing couples with the tools and resources to better share and make thoughtful decisions, marriage counseling hopes to allow for a greater understanding between partners.
Take a look at these 10 signs you might need marriage counseling and why – after the jump!
And yes, for those bad marriages for which no amount of marriage counseling could possibly repair, marriage counseling can assist in providing the personal strength and clarity required to move forward on your own.
Do you have experience with marriage counseling?
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