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View Poll Results: Marriage Counseling or Not?
Yes Ron.....I did get counseling now I'm divorced! 3 5.88%
No Ron.....I did not get counseling, now I want out. 3 5.88%
Yes Ron, I did get counseling. 15 29.41%
No Ron, I did not get counseling 19 37.25%
Ron, why are you so damn nosey? Shouldn't you be looking for a job? I thought you got fired?! 5 9.80%
Why are you concerned about my marriege Ron? 3 5.88%
Ron, you need to stop with all of these silly little threads! 3 5.88%
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No, no formal counseling, but we kind of counseled ourselves by having many deep discussions about money, family, kids, housing, long-term goals, living arrangements, spending habits, chores, etc.

Then we discussed everyone else's marriage we knew (friends, family, strangers on tv) and discussed the aspects we did and didn't like about them.

Then we also read a bunch of books that discussed personalities, couples interaction, marriage tips, quizzes, checklists, etc.

We knew exactly what we were getting into when we walked down the aisle.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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the pastor did some b4 marriage.
but you are basically asking people to think before they do something very emotional. if they did-- few would marry.
My mom and dad perform marriage counseling. I never ask what they talk about and they don't tell but they have said similar things about people they have counseled.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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the pastor did some b4 marriage.
but you are basically asking people to think before they do something very emotional. if they did-- few would marry.
Few would spend money, too...
It being emotional is no excuse.
Yet most divorced people I know never bothered to discuss the simple things beforehand.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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The marriage counselling came well after the marriage started, and helped me decide I'd made a bad choice. But it did help me make a FAR better choice the second time!
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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I went to Pre-Cana classes. Should've had a V-8 instead.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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but you are basically asking people to think before they do something very emotional. if they did-- few would marry.
Touche! Sadly, true...
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Answer The Poll Question Please
This type of poll doesn't work for me. I have at least 3 answers!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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This type of poll doesn't work for me. I have at least 3 answers!
Ok, what are your answers?
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Ok, what are your answers?
Guess all from the 4th down (4th included)!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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Guess all from the 4th down (4th included)!
I should have known.
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