Certainly after an affair has been discovered your marriage will struggle and you may have considered seeing a marriage counselor but wonder, “Does marriage counseling work?”
A statistic was brought to my attention that said marriage counseling had a failure rate of 75%. If this statistic is in the ballpark of being accurate, then if half of all marriages end in divorce, it sounds like marriage counseling may be helping people end their marriage.
On the other hand, it would appear that marriage counseling does potentially work 25% of the time.
Whether marriage counseling works or not is affected by many different factors:
- Each spouse’s willingness to consider going to marriage counseling.
- The couple’s ability to stick with counseling.
- Each spouse’s ability to make changes in their response to their partner.
- How far gone the marriage is when the couple enters counseling.
FYI, in our most recent survey, we had asked a few questions regarding couples counseling and two thirds of you had, but only a little over 50% were still in counseling.
This week’s discussion will concentrate on the following…
Have you considered, or have you tried marriage counseling?
Do you feel that marriage counseling helped you and/or your relationship?
If you have gone to marriage counseling, what was your experience?
Any tips for those that may be considering marriage counseling?
Please feel free to share your story, and respond to each other’s comments!
Have a great day!
Linda & Doug