IF you are thinking about or facing a divorce, it is especially important to look at the divorce as a time of change. To look at it as a beginning rather than an end. Just because two people get divorced doesn’t mean that everything they shared together including the happy times, was all for not.
What is it about couples? They get into a heated argument ready to literally gauge each other’s eyes out and one partner says, “Oh just relax already. It’s not the end of the world!” And suddenly the argument went from manageable to unmanageable and you are questioning why you married such an idiot in the first place.
Do you have a pesky neighbor who seems to peak his or head in your front door at the worst possible moments? Do you have family members that show up at your door, unannounced of course – right when you are in the middle of dinner or helping the kids with homework?
Perhaps one of the biggest problems with marriage counseling, or any form of counseling for that matter is that people often want quick answers. You want your marriage fixed right now and most people aren’t actually committed to doing the work it takes to make things right again.
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In today’s world of dating – both online and offline, the rules and etiquette of relationships are rapidly changing. For many people, this has them confused about whether such things like breaking up over the phone or via test message are acceptable forms of ending the relationship.
Have you checked out YouTube lately? Watched any reality shows on primetime television? If so, then chances are you know firsthand just how ridiculous the human race can be.
Barbara Jaurequi is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Nationally Certified Master Addiction Counselor. Her private practice, Barbara Jaurequi Counseling, is in southern CA, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.
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