A Better Relationship for Valentine’s Day

A Better Relationship for Valentine’s Day

What to Know About Marriage Counseling

Vicki Alexander

If you are and your partner are struggling to get along or have unresolved issues, couples counseling or marriage counseling may be something that you will want to consider. Going to a counselor who is trained to help couples can help resolve conflicts between you and your partner. If you decide to separate from your partner, a marriage counselor can also help make the process move along smoothly. Here are three things that you should know about marriage counseling. 

The Cost

If you and your partner are looking int counseling, your budget will likely play a role in whether or not you choose to seek out counseling and how often you visit a counselor. The good news is that marriage counseling is available at a variety of price points. In-person counseling sessions tend to average between $50 and $250 per session. Each session is typically around one hour in length. Online counseling is typically less expensive and ranges between $35 and $50 per session. Many counselors also offer discounts if you sign up for multiple sessions at one time. It's important to look into your options and find one that suits your needs and budget.

Effectiveness

When looking into couples counseling, the success rate is something that you will want to consider. Either you or your partner may be skeptical about how much success you may have with couples counseling. However, many have found success. It's estimated that the success rate for couples counseling is around 75 percent. Many couples who seek counseling stay together and are able to resolve their conflicts. Even if you and your partner ultimately decide to separate or divorce, a marriage counselor can help you navigate this process in an agreeable manner.

The Average Amount of Sessions

If you are considering couples counseling, knowing how many sessions are needed on average can be helpful. This can give you a guideline for when you can expect to start seeing results. The average number of sessions is 12 sessions but this number can vary significantly from couple to couple. The goal of couples counseling is to help you and your partner with conflict resolution and other issues. If after a few sessions you don't feel like you are making progress, you may want to switch to a new counselor or consider other options.

Marriage counseling or couples counseling can be very helpful if you and your partner are having difficulties in your relationship. If you and your spouse are ready to take the next step, contact local marriage counselors.


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A Better Relationship for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year. My husband and I always shower each other with gifts and affection at this time. But, for some couples, this special day is another sad reminder of their unhappy relationships. If you and your spouse have hit a rough patch in your marriage recently, why not take Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to invest in your relationship? You can accomplish this task by visiting a local reputable marriage counselor. This professional can work with the two of you on communication skills, division of household chores, issues of forgiveness, and many other problems. On this blog, you will discover how to utilize a counselor this Valentine’s Day.