An Alternative to Relationship Therapy

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There is a difference between relationship counseling and couples therapy.  According to Wikipedia: “Relationship counseling is the process of counseling the parties of a relationship in an effort to recognize and to better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. The relationship involved may be between members of a family or a couple.

Couple therapy (or relationship therapy) is a related and different process. It may differ from relationship counseling in duration. Short term counseling may be between 1 to 3 sessions whereas long term couples therapy may be between 12 and 24 sessions. An exception is brief or solution focused couples therapy. In addition, counseling tends to be more ‘here and now’ and new coping strategies the outcome. Couples therapy is more about seemingly intractable problems with a relationship history, where emotions are the target and the agent of change.

Marriage counseling or marital therapy can refer to either or some combination of the above.”

Sometimes the marriage deteriorates to the point that partners are living together as roommates without being lovers. The partners experience sadness and emptiness in the relationship.  Whatever solution you seek, the goal should be to learn relationship skills that will allow you to save the marriage.  Sometimes it may seem as if there is no point in trying to go back in time, because the relationship has been bad for a long time, but the whole point of asking for help is to develop the relationship to the point where you can be happy and fall in love once again.

Sometimes Relationship Coaches can be useful.  A relationship coach can work from his or her own experience in helping a couple find the solution to their problems.  Still, this option requires a number of sessions to work on the issues, and the expense can be considerable.

But there is an alternative,  Now women who are proactive enough to take steps before their problems become enormous, have access to a variety of options.  One of these options has nothing to do with actual counseling in family therapy.  It is now possible for you to get the benefits of marriage counseling or family therapy without the 12 to 24 sessions of therapy that would usually be required!

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This program will be useful to you because it is difficult to convince a partner sometimes to attend couples therapy.  There is no need to attend couples therapy if some basic steps are followed.  Taking specific steps to  may be enough to solve the problems in the relationship.  It does work in relationships where the hope is all but gone as well.