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Steps to Take in Your Online Marriage Counseling Sessions

May 26, 2012

Seeing a councelor for Relationship Advice is never an easy step to take, but for couples who want to save their relationship, it is one of the most important decisions that can be made. Attending marriage counseling can often be tense for couples who are very private, online counseling session are a great alternative in these cases. After choosing to start sessions, take note of a few things that should be covered in your marriage counseling plan.   Admit that you are afraid Women are pretty good at telling what their thoughts and fears are in a relationship, but with men, it’s much more complex. A bit of good relationship advice that can be gained from online counseling is that it’s ok to admit your fears and concerns. Mean feel fear at not being able to live up to the expectations of their families and of not being able to provide in the manner that they desire. Talking about these things during your marriage counseling sessions is the best way to prevent them from creating further rifts in your relationships.   Discovering and admitting your problems Often times, your partner is the one to bear the brunt of your frustration regardless of who is at fault. There may be problems at work or with your social connections, but since your spouse is the nearest one to you, your anger falls on their shoulders. If you are having money problems or health problem the result is the same. Instead of looking to place blame, admit to yourself that there is a problem and work with your spouse to resolve the issue.

Use marriage counseling to find out what causes stress in your marriage There can be any number of reasons for stress in a marriage, economic struggles, academic failures, personal health issues, disagreement with how the children should be raised, the list goes on. Online counseling is a great way to work with your partner to discover the roots of the problem without attacking each other. By finding the causes of stress, you can deal with it effectively and stop it from creating friction in your relationship.   Ask your life coach for help  Asking for help is not a sign of weakness; in fact it is a sign of true strength. You can only increase your position in life by understanding your limitations. There is noting bad about saying you are unable to do something alone. A good life coach will tell you to seek your spouses help when you can manage the bills or deal with another type of situation that affects the family. Online counseling is a great medium to open the doors of communication between your and your life partner.   Be Honest Emotionally When you start your marriage counseling, be honest with yourself and your spouse about your feelings and intentions. It’s ok to say what you honestly feel about something, if you know it may be hurtful, assure that you present in a calm, straightforward and non provoking manner. This allows the other party to view your feelings without biased or clouded emotions.   Have a Long Term Marriage Counseling Goal Attending online counseling is a good step in the right direction, but it only one step in the plan towards putting your relationship back on track. When you start your sessions, map out what you expect to get from the sessions and where you want to be when they end. Apply the things you learn during your discussions to your everyday life and you will see that gradually things start to improve.

 

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Dr. Joseph Abraham, Online Psychologist and Life Coach. Director, Center for Human Growth and Business Insights, Mechanicsburg, PA Tel 717-943.0959 http://www.dr-joseph.com/online_marriage_Counseling.html and http://www.dr-joseph.com/personal-development-coach.html and http://www.dr-joseph.com and http://www.dr-jo-consulting.com

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