U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 06-22-2009, 09:25 PM
 
479 posts, read 1,044,462 times
Reputation: 130

Advertisements

I feel like everyone I know is getting divorced! Can anyone recommend a good marriage counselor for my neighbors?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-22-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX.
428 posts, read 1,168,939 times
Reputation: 294
If they're at all involved in a church, usually they will have a counselor that can help, and usually its free or a nominal fee.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2009, 11:29 PM
AGA
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
729 posts, read 1,853,754 times
Reputation: 203
Bannokburn Church advertises a Divorce Care type class I think
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
1,938 posts, read 3,921,896 times
Reputation: 860
Divorcecare is typically for people who have been through a divorce I believe but a quick check to their website can help. I personally would recommend starting with references through a church but your friends may not be church-goers. Most of my friends who did marriage counseling in Austin to ward off a pending divorce ended up divorced anyway so none of them would recommend their counselor. It's a worth a shot for sure but from my friends who are marriage counselors, they would say that most people are not willing to do the work to save the marriage and it's just easier to say they had a bad counselor than to admit they couldn't/wouldn't/didn't do the work.

And a last piece of advice from someone who has been there...be prepared for them to be angry with you if the counselor you recommend doesn't help them. I have been blamed more than once for sending my now divorced sister to the counselor that came highly recommended.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
4,648 posts, read 6,453,568 times
Reputation: 2366
Scott Harpst, LSW-ACP (licesned social worker-advanced clinical practicioner) is one therapist whose name comes to mind in this context. I assume that Scott is still in practice there.

I really would discourage using a church-related service that may have a particular agenda regarding marriage and divorce.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
1,618 posts, read 4,390,073 times
Reputation: 506
Not sure how happy the two are, but if one had an affair.... I would consider a divorce. I would not involve friends for suggestions / help.

Once a cheater, always a cheater. But if not the case, then check this out:

Frequently Asked Questions | Austin Divorce Help
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 08:09 AM
 
479 posts, read 1,044,462 times
Reputation: 130
I don't think either cheated. Just growing apart. They want to stay together, but have no idea where to start.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
8,642 posts, read 16,432,090 times
Reputation: 2332
Don't Universities also offer counseling services? I know that U of H (Houston) does, usually conducted by a soon to be graduating student with a "supervisor". Would a department of UT do that? Otherwise, all the suggestions sound like good places to start. If a couple is trying to stay together, then I'd think a good church program would help.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 11:06 AM
 
363 posts, read 622,362 times
Reputation: 158
If there are no kids involved, let them be apart.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2009, 11:24 AM
AGA
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
729 posts, read 1,853,754 times
Reputation: 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinSpartan View Post
If there are no kids involved, let them be apart.
But it is also said that kids would rather be FROM a broken home than IN a broken home!
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top