How Useful Is Marriage Counselling

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

People that are considering marriage in their immediate future or people that are currently married benefit from premarital and marriage counseling a great deal.

Premarital counseling offers an environment where two persons may feel safe to open up about any possible conflicting traditions and work on how to come together. People learn how to communicate efficiently in order to prevent from having big arguments that may harm their relationship with regretful things they may say to each other. If a couple is having some problems in their relationship before they get married, it is wise to try and get help in resolving whatever is interfering with their relationship so they can have a successful marriage; and to give their marriage a fair shot from the beginning. For a person marrying the second time, it might help one to self-analyze herself or himself with the help of a trained counselor to see why their previous marriages did not succeed so their upcoming marriage may be better. There are many psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists helps people with psychotherapy and counseling via online video and telephone  counseling programs.

Once a couple has said “I do,” it does not mean they are completely free from having problems in their marriage despite having had premarital counseling because issues do pop up at a later time. Sometimes, issues that come up during marriage are inevitable but they can be countered with proper marriage counseling. This kind of counseling is also important because it helps a couple that is stuck on how to resolve their problems find ways to solve them. Sometimes, a couple may become so stubborn with each other that it helps to have a person who is on neither side listen to them and imparts nonjudgmental advices or thoughts.


Also, a lot of times, people become so angry when they argue that they “hit below the belt” with things they say; counseling can help them learn how to argue without going below the belt, or should one say, fight fair. There are some outside forces that can rock a marriage, such as a third party or death of a loved one; counseling can help the couple come together and rally for their marriage. A married couple can simply go for marriage counseling online or offline just to make their relationship stronger, just as a preventive measurement.

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