If you are experiencing difficulties in your marriage, it can be difficult to know what to do. Marriage counselling is a great way of taking positive action to try and save your marriage. However, raising the idea with your partner may be difficult. Below is a guide which will help you to broach the subject of marriage counselling with your husband or wife. Read on to find out everything you need to know.
Talk when you are both feeling calm
Whatever you do, you should avoid bringing up the idea of attending counselling when you are angry with each other. If you have just had a fight, your partner may believe that you are using the idea of attending marriage counselling as a weapon. This belief could make them reject marriage counselling before they have had the chance to properly consider the idea. You should wait until you are both feeling relatively calm before mentioning that you would like to give counselling a go.
Explain what counselling will involve
If your partner does not understand what marriage counselling will involve, they are more likely to say no when it is suggested. It can help if you make sure that your partner has information on hand which helps to explain the counselling process. Explain that you want to attend counselling as a couple so you can explore the difficulties you have been facing. You may wish to bring along leaflets which you can give to your partner during your discussion.
Give them time to think about it
You should not expect an instant answer once you have suggested marriage counselling. It is likely that your partner will need some time to think about the suggestion before they make up their mind. You should never press your partner for an answer on the spot as this may trigger a negative reaction. Instead, once you have explained your desire to attend counselling and talked about how you think it could improve your relationship, you should back off and give your husband or wife the time they need to process the situation. You might want to close by suggesting that you talk about counselling again in the near future when they have had some time to think about it.
If you would like to find out more about the many benefits of attending marriage counselling, you should contact a local relationship counsellor today. The counsellor will be happy to provide you with further advice and information.
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