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Have you had couples counselling?

Answered 2 years ago

If so, what is your experience? My husband and i are due for our first session in about 4 weeks, and im not sure how i feel about it (although, i feel we are at the point where we MUST do it)

Basically he is a terrible human (lol - have to laugh, only way to survive) who has done terrible things to me, our kids and himself, (nothing violent) despite this i love him deeply and always have and i have no doubt he feels the same way about me and always will.

Do you meet with the counsellor individually to begin with? Or together from the start?

Please tell me the good and bad of your experiences.

Thanks :)


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2 years ago
I hope I never have to

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2 years ago
My partner and I can’t live with each other , can’t live without . Would like to go to couples counselling so good luck hope you sort it all out .

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2 years ago
First together. Then we each went separately to same person. Then together again. Went to someone who specialises in gottman. Google it xx

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2 years ago
Thanks for this :)

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2 years ago
Let us know how you go op:)

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2 years ago
I will,🤞🏼 I have something good to report

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2 years ago
You both go in. Tell them your story have a cry and that's the first session

second session will be exploring some of the issues in more detail and probably more crying.

All other sessions will be working on things you discuss and putting strategies in place to overcome your issues.

If you need counselling on your own then I'd suggest going to see someone else in tandem with the relationship counselling.

Good Luck. Hope the marriage thrives with some insight for both parties and I hope you're both commited to the process. It's not going to work if you're half hearted about it

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2 years ago
I have been seeing a counsellor myself for about 6 months, so i can check that box! Appreciate the insight you have provided, thanks :)

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2 years ago
Waste of time for us, he lied the whole way thru our sessions (found out months later)
Unless you are both going to be completely honest and raw I wouldn't bother