Receiving counseling can save your marriage if you are about to call it quits or feel that things are going downhill. A counselor will act as a neutral third party, teach you to better communicate with your spouse and help you resolve your issues. You should think about seeking counseling if you are considering a divorce or are unhappy with your marriage. In many cases, couples receive counseling via a local organization or a church but you can also receive successful marriage counseling online.
Is Online Counseling Right For You?
Depending on the counseling program you choose, you might talk with a counselor via video chat or simply follow an online program with questions and exercises you have to complete together. Online counseling is an option you should consider if you want an approach that is more flexible, if you want to receive counseling outside of regular hours or if you can’t find a good option for marriage counseling in your area. If you would rather sit down with a counselor and be able to have a face to face conversation, online counseling might not be your best option.
The Advantages Of Online Counseling
Receiving marriage counseling online is an interesting option because you should easily find a counselor who can work with you whenever it is convenient for you. Working with a local marriage counselor means you will have to find some time in your schedules to meet on a weekly basis. This can quickly become stressful and you will not get the most out of counseling if you feel that you have to juggle your priorities to attend the counseling sessions. Communicating with your spouse and reflecting on your issues and on potential solutions will be a lot easier if you can schedule your counseling sessions in a manner that is not stressful. Besides, you can receive marriage counseling without leaving your home, which is ideal if you want to be discreet or if you don’t want to leave your children alone at home to attend counseling sessions.
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Are You Ready For Counseling?
You can receive successful marriage counseling online if you are ready to make a commitment and to work towards improving your marriage. Regardless of what you are going through, you will need to open up to your spouse and to your counselor and learn to communicate with your spouse. You will have to make some changes, which can include adopting some new habits, trying new things with your spouse or doing some work on yourself. An online counselor can help you through this process but you cannot repair your marriage until you are ready to work on these things.
Choosing to receive marriage counseling online is more convenient and will give you access to a wider range of options, especially if you are located in a more isolated area. You could for instance look for a counselor whose values align with yours or choose to work with someone who uses a more unusual approach if other forms of counseling haven’t worked for you in the past.
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Marriage Counselor & Author
In my personal life, I have had a long successful marriage and have remarried following my husband's death. I have had three sons and helped raise a niece for three years and have seven grandchildren. I have loved spending time with them as they were growing up.
I also enjoy getting together with family and friends, ATVing in the mountains, photography, hiking, and traveling. I also enjoy reading, creating art, decorating, and serving others by volunteering.
Assisting couples in rebuilding their marriages has been so rewarding as I've had the privilege of seeing hundreds of couples reunite and get back to being positively connected to one another.
I also work with personal development and those who want to move forward by making positive improvements such as goal setting, self-care, boundaries, behavioral improvements, overcoming procrastination, conflict management, etc.