Marriage guidance, Where Should I Look?
When it comes to finding someone to help you through the minefield that your marriage has become, you do have a lot of choices. Marriage guidance can be found in many different places. The most important thing is that you trust the people who you are asking for advice. It can cause more harm than good if you choose to follow bad advice. Pick the source of your guidance very carefully.
If you’re not worried about friends and family knowing that your marriage is in trouble, you can always ask them for a referral. Personal referrals are often best if you can get them from someone you know has similar likes and dislikes as you do. When you find a counselor you will be working very closely with them so it’s very important that you trust and like them and that you feel comfortable with them.
The next place you can look to find a counselor is at your church. Your priest or pastor may be able to provide counseling for you or if not, they can likely make some recommendations.
Of course, you can always just look through the phone book if all else fails. This is a very hit or miss method though so you may want to set up and appointment with a few of them to see who you feel most comfortable with before you commit to any of them.
You can also use some self help books (see save the marriage from divorce) and courses. There are many of them around and again, it’s important for you to find the style that suits you and your needs.
It doesn’t matter what type of marriage guidance you use, counselors, clergy, friends or books, just being willing to take some steps to make your marriage better is a huge step in the right direction. Good luck.