Question by  zxq (108)

Does marriage counseling work?


Answer by  Julie (172)

It works if both the husband and the wife are committed to communicating with one another as to why their marriage is not currently working. If blame or fault becomes more important than the feelings of the other person, counseling will not work. Both the husband and the wife have to want to stay married and make things work.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Marriage counseling works if both parties are willing to listen, to learn, and to work toward the common goal of reconciliation.


Answer by  Joanie (156)

Most marriage counseling works if the counselor gently proposes to each partner positive ideas for change. Nothing can improve if people remain stagnant. Problems, not people, must be attacked and dissected. Respectful communication and sometimes forgiveness between partners is required in order to solve the problems and move onward.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If both parties are willing to commit to the counseling it can work. Sometimes couples get their wires crossed and then instead of talking about the problem they just stay mad at each other. Counseling offers an time for the couple to talk heart to heart.


Answer by  mhbat (217)

It can absolutely work, but it depends on many factors, including where you are in your relationship, how much time and effort you put into it, and if you both truly take to heart what the counselor has to say. The earlier you catch your problems and seek help, the better you and your partner will understand each other.

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