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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%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-31-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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I was dragged into the pre-cana thing because DW and family was catholic, I was raised in a hell-fire and brimstone evangelical fundamentalist KJV bible preaching church. This priest knew as much about marriage as an Amish man would know about auto mechanics and this "counseling" was nothing more than a platform to pitch religious dogma.

Interestingly, this priest died of AIDS a short time later, I have to wonder how many altar boys he infected.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Yes, we had to before the preacher would marry us.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Interestingly, this priest died of AIDS a short time later, I have to wonder how many altar boys he infected.
Ha-ha, that religion... Reminds me of a minister who married me and didn't allow alcohol at the wedding, but shortly thereafter was arrested for child abuse of his 2 step-sons. The boys were little angels (you hardly ever see such well-mannered and obedient kids) and he exploited them like slaves working the weddings.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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No, and I kind of wish I did, its been an adjustment and it sucks bottling things up. Especially when most of your best are single.
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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We did, a little bit. The woman who married us saw that DH and I were on the same page.

I was engaged before I met my husband, we went through counseling and it was through that, that he finally got the guts to say he didn't want to get married. A week before I was going to send out the invitations.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Guess all from the 4th down (4th included)!
But now you're getting the best counseling!
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Pa
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My older brother and sister-n-law did. She said he bottled up his feelings. (Most men do.) But they are still together. They got married when I was 16. 32 now.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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If you're blindly in love, starry-eyed over someone you've been dating and planning to marry, the counseling isn't going to do much good anyway.

Only afterwards, if you have a good memory.

Then, you'll finally admit: She/He was right along!
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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The poll closes on when?!!!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I was engaged before I met my husband, we went through counseling and it was through that, that he finally got the guts to say he didn't want to get married. A week before I was going to send out the invitations.
Better than a week after.
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