How to Get Free Marriage Counseling

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Marriage is hard work. It is not easy to take two people, put them together, and have everything work. Therefore, you need to compromise, listen to each other and work through all the problems that come up. There are times when counseling is helpful even if your marriage isn't in trouble. So read on to learn how you can get free marriage counseling.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Read all the published advice. Of course, you need to put the proper spin on each. If a professional wrote the article it should hold more weight. However, non-professionals may have been in the same situation you are in, and the way they worked it out could be something that will help you.

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    Seek counseling with your priest or minister. They will counsel you without charging you. They have encountered many problems from others they have counseled and should be able to give you insight into your problems.

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    Join a support group. If you and your spouse are involved in a group of people who may be in a situation that is similar to yours, it can help you to refocus on the big picture and work out your problems. Sometimes you will learn that your problems are nothing compared to the problems other people have.

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    Put the romance back in your marriage. Sometimes all it takes is planning special days or weekends for you and your spouse to work out your problems. There are retreats for married couples that can help you with anything, so plan them together--a weekend away at a marriage retreat.

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    Use the Internet. There are sites that give counseling advice on the Internet that do not charge you. Take advantage of this free service.

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    Find professional help. If all the free marriage counseling doesn't work, then seek professional help.

Tips and warnings

  • Always consider the source and content of the advice you are getting. Someone else may be exactly where you are and will help you more than the professional who never had the problem.

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