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Old 05-01-2010, 06:00 AM
 
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I knew someone once who was a marriage counselor and he told me that by the time the couple went to him the marriage was already in such bad shape that his job was almost impossible. The marriage counselor would have preferred that the couples would have come to him when their marriage was still basically strong but needed some fine tuning.

Have you been to a marriage counselor and would you consider going to one if your marriage was basically good? Or would you wait until there was serious problems?
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:09 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Sounds like a good idea to me.

Although I am almost the perfect well adjusted husband that makes other wifes envious, my wife sure could use some counseling. I think I've made her a little crazy over the years and the Meds don't work like they used to.

Any woman who can get her SO into voluntary counseling without having a court order is doing pretty good with her man.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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Nope. I am my own counselor.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Nope. I am my own counselor.
I'd suggest you fire him and get one who can do some good or at least prescribe some good mood drugs.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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I'd suggest you fire him and get one who can do some good or at least prescribe some good mood drugs.
I'm my own pharmacist also.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I'm my own pharmacist also.
I completely understand what you mean but will not ask for details.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: NYC area
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I think the idea of making a good marriage "better" by going to counseling is just a part of the alarming trend of medicalization we see in this society.

By the way, here is a fascinating article on marriage counseling.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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You know, that reminds me. Every Spring, we get a flurry of calls from Air Conditioning services wanting to come in and perform a checkup on our HVAC system. What they really do, however, is root around, look for problems, and then recommend major repairs.

Sounds like a marriage counselor trying to drum up business.

Personally, I think there's nothing a marriage counselor can do that old-fashioned common sense and consideration can't.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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I think the idea of making a good marriage "better" by going to counseling is just a part of the alarming trend of medicalization we see in this society.

By the way, here is a fascinating article on marriage counseling.
Bingo. You said a mouthful. Rep for you.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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You know, that reminds me. Every Spring, we get a flurry of calls from Air Conditioning services wanting to come in and perform a checkup on our HVAC system. What they really do, however, is root around, look for problems, and then recommend major repairs.

Sounds like a marriage counselor trying to drum up business.

Personally, I think there's nothing a marriage counselor can do that old-fashioned common sense and consideration can't.
The best counseling one can get is coming to the Relationships forum here on city data, make you thankful
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