More and more couples are turning to couples counseling to save their marriage or even relationship. Often, even after months of fighting or loss of intimacy, it 's hard to end a marriage. People become nostalgic and remember the good times; they want to recapture those moments. As discussed in a prior post, marriage counseling is expensive, which forestalls many couples from seeking the help they need. This post will go over the remaining tips to find affordable counseling.
Local universities are a great resource that many people fail to tap. Local universities often offer low cost or free clinics that are open to the community; some even provide couples counseling. You would meet with a student however the student is supervised by a licensed professional, and they would all be graduate students. Yes, you would be there to help them prepare for their private practice however you can still receive excellent care from these caring and under-utilized clinics.
Similar to universities, there are also non-profits that offer low-cost or free couples counseling. You can reach out to the local directory to get a list of non-profits in your area that might provide these services.
Additionally, some employers now offer couples counseling through their human resources department. Employers recognize that happy workers equal increased profits and productivity. You can try reaching out to your HR department and inquire about any in-house programs.
For many couples, counseling is the answer and helps them overcome the rough patch. For other couples, counseling clarifies their position and helps them realize that their marriage is over.
Are you considering divorce? If yes, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Divorce is a complex legal undertaking that will affect every facet of your life, from your friends to your finances. It is critical that you consult with a lawyer before filing dissolution paperwork. You cannot proceed with a divorce until you fully understand the implications of the decision and know that it is the right decision for you and your family. An attorney can go over the ramifications, to help you decide the best course of action.