My wife and I are in couples therapy, but I feel like we haven’t made much progress. Help me develop a strategy to get things on track. [more inside]
My marriage is long gone, but I often wonder about this. We went to a counselor, and after a couple of sessions they stated that they could only continue counseling with one of us but did not specify whom or why. Any ideas?Are there certain circumstances in which a counselor does not want to treat a couple? Was it obvious that we were doomed to fail due to an individual issue with one of us, for example? Thanks for your input.
After three years of a stress in our relationship, my husband has lately been open to marriage counseling. He isn't all for it, but is willing. The thing is that I feel like I've been walking on eggshells for so long around him, I'm not sure how to even begin talking about things in this situation. [more inside]
My husband and I have had a terrible past year. He has verbally, emotionally and mentally abused me. We each started into individual counseling last fall. His counselor is extremely perceptive and has keyed in on behaviours that lead to him abusing me, and we've both noticed real improvement at home as a result. After one month without any abuse, now he wants to quit counseling. This led to a nasty fight, where he thinks that I am a bad, manipulative person for wanting him to stick with counseling. Now I feel absolutely awful in every way. [more inside]
I'm at my wits end with my husband and not sure how much longer I can take it, but he refuses to go to counseling. Is there any way I can save our relationship without counseling? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a marriage counselor who will work on Skype? [more inside]
My spouse has long resisted going to couples’ mediation, despite on-going problems in our marriage. After a particularly bad fight a few days ago, my spouse reluctantly agreed to attend two sessions. I’m responsible for selecting the mediator. What’s the best way to extract the most benefit from just two sessions? [more inside]
My wife and I are in desperate need for marriage counseling. [more inside]
My wife Jane and I are in our 40s and have been together for eight years. We got along well for the first few years, but things have been steadily going south since then. In theory, we both want to improve our marriage, but we are not making much progress on our own. I could use some advice. [more inside]
My marriage is in limbo and I need to stop giving it so much emotional energy. [more inside]
Ten year marriage that includes a 4 yr old kid is about to fall apart. How can I help directly or help them help themselves through this rocky period? [more inside]
What are reliable questions that a person in marriage therapy can ask to determine that they are probably not with the right marriage therapist and should try someone else? Put another way, how can a person in marriage therapy know that the match with the therapist is a bad fit, as opposed to the problem being with the patient himself/herself? [more inside]
Hello. The other Boston area marriage counseling posts are several years old. I hope metafilter can help me find a good marriage counselor. My husband and have been together for 17 years, married for four years. He is at his wits end dealing with my depression (which I'm currently in treatment for). We need to talk to someone soon. Please give me some recommendations of good couples counselors.
Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
I’m looking for advice on how to handle an unexpected separation from my husband. [more inside]
My husband and I need recommendations for couples' counseling in NYC, Manhattan or Brooklyn, and would love something relatively affordable (under $120/session, if possible). [more inside]
Asking for a friend. Marriage counseling in the Arlington/DC area? Recommendations needed... [more inside]
Can you recommend a good relationship counselor in the Bay Area? [more inside]
Do you have a recommendation for a book about relationship ground rules and agreements in marriage? I'm interested in a book that might help someone to consider how they want to be treated, how to set reasonable expectations for interaction, and how to define what would constitute a good relationship for them. [more inside]
Recommendations for marriage counseling in the greater Chapel Hill area. Particularly, therapists that offer a sliding scale. [more inside]
Help us find affordable non-religious pre-marital counseling in the Boston (his) or New York City (my) areas. Please? [more inside]
Has anyone had a good experience with a pre-marriage counselor in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) metro area? Not looking for anything too religiously structured, but won't rule it out if you've had good experiences of that sort. Looking for the pre-marriage "inventory" or compatibility type classes /retreats. (We are not getting married at a church.) We are very compatible and know each other well, but I don't think it can hurt!
Does anyone have any recommendations for non-religious marriage counseling in Minneapolis? My wife and I are at crossroads, and I think it's time to get some help. The problem is, I don't know where to find it. [more inside]
Need to find a therapist for my husband and I in the area. Preferably not affiliated with any religious organization. Need to make the appointment soon. Wanted to go to CAMHC, but they're booked up until January. Recommendations?
Looking for a therapist for marriage counseling in the Easton/Stroudsburg PA area. Any recommendations?
Recommend a good Boston Metro Relationship/Marriage Therapist/Counselor? [more inside]
Looking for a marriage/couple's retreat or seminar. [more inside]
Any suggestions for a pre-marital counselor in Chicago? My fiance and I are doing a church wedding, and we are doing the Catholic pre-Cana requirements, but we actually think our church's requirements are too...minimal. [more inside]
Getting married in September but my husband-to-be won't come clean about his finances. [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a good marriage counselor in the Atlanta, Ga area?
How do I get insurance approval for counseling in a tricky situation? [more inside]
I need to find a very good marriage counselor in the Kansas City area, ASAP. My relationship has ended and there's a child at stake. [more inside]
Marriage therapist (in Illinois)? Marriage counseling weekend? [more inside]
Looking for a stellar marriage counselor in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a non religious premarital counselor in Des Moines, IA (or nearby)? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a marriage counselor in southeastern NH or southern ME. [more inside]
We're getting married next year. Yay! We'd like to go for pre-marriage counselling (marriage classes?), but we're unsure where to find such a thing outside of a religious context. [more inside]
My brother has his head up his butt and I want to help him remove it. As his sibling and one of his only friends, I wish to provide him the best advice possible. So my questions are these: 1) What is a constructive thing to say to a sibling who wants a divorce for all the wrong reasons, 2) How do you get someone into counseling when they don't believe in it? and 3) How does one go about finding a very specific kind of counselor? He'd be best served and less apt to argue with a strong, smart father-figure. [more inside]
Please school us about premarital counseling. What kinds of issues do people discuss? What is the difference between secular and religious counseling? [more inside]
How do you find the right marriage counselor? I really need to talk to someone... [more inside]
My fiancee and I aren't sure if we should do pre-marriage counseling or not. We agree on most issues (ie. money, children, religion) but aren't sure if the counseling will bring up issues we haven't thought about. Is pre-marital counseling just for religous folk or is it something everyone should do? What type of questions arise in the counseling sessions?