You Don’t Need To Be Married To Seek Marriage Counseling 

Modern society enjoys freedoms that our forefathers would not only frown upon, most likely condemn. Living together ‘out of holy wedlock’ is certainly one of those freedoms. It has come at a price, however, as couples who live together without the legal ties of marriage find it much easier to move on if the relationship doesn’t work out.

While many couples do move in and out of these unmarried relationships, there are many couples that are just as deeply committed to their relationship as any married couple. Their argument is that marriage is nothing but a piece of paper and they don’t need a piece of paper to be a family.

When it comes to marriage counseling, that piece of paper counts for nothing as well. It doesn’t matter if you’re married, thinking of getting married, just living together, or just thinking of living together. If you feel that marriage counseling is needed, then it’s available. To a counselor, the people in front of them are in a relationship. Many counselors are now changing their names from marriage counselor to relationship counselor to reflect our modern society.

For couples who are living together and experiencing difficulties, a marriage or relationship counselor can be quite effective in helping you deal with your problems. Opening communication channels, developing conflict resolution skills, and learning to empathize with each other makes a good start.

Counseling can be as long (or as short) as you require, and in most instances, can be arranged for times that suit your schedules. Just because you’re not married doesn’t mean you cannot access services such as marriage counseling – you can should if you feel your relationship is not working well.

3 Responses to “You Don’t Need To Be Married To Seek Marriage Counseling”

  1. Don’t forgot online marriage counseling is also an effective means of accessing the help a couple requires in the shortest possible time.

  2. Marriage counseling is one of the most difficult forms of counseling and can be very hazardous, in the hands of an inexperienced, poorly-trained, or values-neutral marriage counselor who doesn’t have an interest, in helping you and your spouse save your marriage, if at all, possible. This values-neutral approach is too, common among even those, who call themselves marriage and family counselors.

  3. Jackie Derousselle on March 29th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    In 20 years of practice as a speech pathologist, I did 20 years of counseling my patients!Speech pathologists advise patients, families, physicians, other therapists, and nurses on the best methods for managing the particular problems they face with communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Emotional support is a huge part of it.The beauty of being a speech pathologist is the wide variety of settings and clientele/patients from which to choose. If you get tired of working with a particular population, you can find a job in another.It is possible to learn something new every day, and one isn’t always stuck in an office somewhere on ones backside.Other advantages? Working with a host of professionals in other fields. I can’t begin to tell you how much I learned about medicine, patient care, and disease processes. I learned all about medical insurance and government programs, and how to find patients appropriate aftercare. It made me a far better-informed consumer of healthcare, myself.Not only does speech pathology pay better, it’s always easy to find a job. I was never out of work for longer than a week. Whereas MFTs’ practices are vulnerable due to the state of the economy, rehab jobs are always in high demand.Go to for more info.

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