Every marriage goes through rough patches. Often all that is needed is some friendly advice on how to deal with the issue at hand. In many cases, couples steer their way through the problem with no outside help at all. Online counseling has proven to be effective for a number of reasons. First, it is instant – you have a problem so you jump online and link up with a counselor immediately.
This produces instant results in the form of a friendly ear and some professional advice. What makes an online counseling service even more appealing to many is that it is relatively anonymous. The counselor can’t see you or even hear your voice – the discussion takes place through a chat type window – at least from your side. Your online counselor could walk past you tomorrow and they wouldn’t recognize you at all.
Anonymity often allows people the freedom to really be themselves, to really talk from the heart. This means it is easier to get to the real heart of problems very quickly. The end result is that clients are able to obtain advice that is relevant to their problems.
Telephone counseling is able to deliver similar results for the same reason. What makes telephone counseling somewhat better at times is that it is a real conversation – not just words typed into a computer. This can bring a higher degree of reality to the counseling session, even if it is only for five or ten minutes.
If you and your partner are going through a rough patch, consider either online or telephone counseling as a first step. You may be surprised at home much a counselor can do for your marriage in such a short period of time.