A 24-year-old in Austin, Texas, changes her Facebook status from "In a relationship" to "It's complicated," then comments that she plans to begin couples therapy.Message boards abound with questions from those trying to navigate information about couples counseling.
If you identify with any of the statements above, we have designed a place for you.
In our specially designed two-day intensive, we will help to facilitate the communication, connection, and clarity that would normally take 3 months or more to accomplish.
Goals: Explore each partner’s contribution to the current state of relationship.
In a safe and supportive relationship, to explore and clarity options, and ultimately make a choice to 1) maintain the status quo / make no changes, 2) pursue separation or divorce, or 3) make a commitment to working on the relationship through continued couples therapy.
In comments on an article about couples counseling posted on Très Sugar, a site devoted to women of Generation Y, a woman writes that she's going in for a few counseling sessions with her boyfriend of three months.
Another responds that three months might be a bit soon: "Maybe after 6–9 months, it would be okay if you're in a fairly serious, fast-paced relationship, though." Writes another: "My boyfriend and I went to counseling as our first date! Michael Broder has worked with couples for more than 35 years, and sees therapy as an increasingly common and acceptable option for those in their late 20s and early 30s. In many cases they’ve already purchased the ring, reserved the church and reception hall, sent out the invitations, and hired a photographer. Because we’ve found that couples who are already engaged are far less inclined to take an in-depth, honest look at their relationship.Related Video Is the Person You’re Dating “The One”? Greg Smalley talks about how to know if the person you’re dating is the right one to marry.Resources Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged Before You Say “I Do”: A Marriage Preparation Guide for Couples Starting Out Together: A Devotional for Dating or Engaged Couples Before You Get Engaged Premarital Materials (resource list) Referrals PREPARE/ENRICH PREP, Inc.Cost of Couples Intensive Fees range from 00 – 00 A limited number scholarships are available based on need and income.