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Premium member Presentation Transcript Does Marriage Counselling Really Work?: Does Marriage Counselling Really Work?PowerPoint Presentation: With information found and shared the way it is in modern society, you’d be had pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard horror stories and scary statistics about marriage. Everyone gets divorced, everybody cheats, and no one wants to be married forever anymore… Of course, these statements are exaggerations, but marriage does seem a little more expendable than it used to be. It can be tough to imagine living your whole life with just one person under the best of circumstances. And when circumstances begin to suffer, it can be almost impossible. However, that doesn’t mean everyone with troubles should call a divorce lawyer. Marriage counselling is one way that some couples are able to get their relationships back on track and remember why they chose to get married in the first place.Benefits of Marriage Counselling: Benefits of Marriage Counselling Generally speaking, marriage counselling has several positive benefits to offer couples that want to make a difference in their marriage. Some of these benefits include: Learning about the communication skills that lead to healthy conflict resolution. Learning how to communicate needs and feelings clearly before anger sets in. Learning how to be assertive in different situations without being offensive. Developing a deeper and more meaningful understanding of your spouse. Yourself and both of your needs. Learning the ability to work through any unresolved issues that may be holding you back. Of course, marriage counselling is a process and it isn’t magic. There are certain benefits that a counselor can help bring out, and having a professional monitor the situation is a positive but that doesn’t mean it’s going to work for everyone.Important Factors: Important Factors The success or failure of marriage counselling depends on several different factors. There is no definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer as to whether it works or not. It definitely works in some cases and it definitely doesn’t work in others. Much of the outcome depends on you . Take the time to look into the counselor before you make an appointment. Not all marriage counselors are the same, and you want one who has a proven track record and is focused on teaching new skills to make your marriage better. Don’t go into it looking for a quick fix. In all likelihood, you’re going to have to change the way you do some things and how you process certain information.Important Factors: Important Factors Take the opportunity to talk about the issues that are bothering you. Keeping quiet for whatever reason isn’t going to help anything, because you’ll still be feeling the same things when counselling is over. Seek out help when you recognize there are problems, not when the marriage is barely hanging on by a thread. You want to go to help make your marriage stronger, not just to decide if you should stay together or not. Try not to view the counselor as a savior that will fix everything that is wrong. Both spouses must be interested in making some changes and doing most of the heavy lifting.Action Is Crucial: Action Is Crucial Regardless of which factors you have working in your favor and which ones you don’t, marriage counselling can only work if you go to marriage counselling . Naturally , that sounds like a ridiculously obvious comment, but taking action is the most important part of the process, because nothing else can happen without it. It’s easy to look down your nose at something and say it doesn’t work when you don’t give it an honest chance. If you really want to try and make the marriage work and the marriage is in trouble, how can it hurt?Lessons from Happy Couples: Lessons from Happy Couples One way to help yourself out whether you seek out marriage counselling or not, is to observe happily married couples. Most people know at least one or two couples that just seem to be on the same page most of the time. All couples experience conflict, but the truly successful ones handle it a little bit differently.Lessons from Happy Couples: Lessons from Happy Couples There always seems to be an underlying foundation of friendship and affection, and that foundation is strong. Harsh words are seldom spoken and expectations are usually realistic. Watch happy couples when you get the chance, then try to adopt some of those same skills and techniques in your own marriage. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.