Reaching out for help for your marriage takes courage and vulnerability.
It is one of the hardest things we have to do. There are so many fears underneath that decision to get help. What if it doesn't help? What if things get worse? What if it is too painful? What if my partner wont go with me? I don't know what else to do!
The truth is that deciding to go to a professional to improve your relationship could be the deciding factor as to whether your marriage or relationship stays together. It is therefore imperative that you choose a professional that is right for you, your partner and your marriage.
So what should you take into account when you are looking for that suitable person that can truly guide your marriage away from the rocks and back onto a smooth path?
Firstly, you can decide if Marriage counselling or Relationship Coaching is more suitable for you.
Most people in the UK naturally seek out Marriage counselling. Marriage counselling is widely known, it has been around for a long time and most people have heard of it. However, not many people share their experiences of Marriage counselling with friends or family as it is a very personal and private experience. Therefore, many couples start the Marriage counselling process having no experience of what it entails or how, or if, it could help them. This can give them a feeling of heightened vulnerability as they don't really know if it is the best step for them to take.
Relationship coaching is much less well known in the UK. In some countries however, it is as well known as counselling or therapy. Most couples do not know that Relationship or Marriage coaching is a pro-active, fast and effective alternative to counselling or if, why or how it could be more suitable for them.
To be truthful, I am a coach, and I have an unwavering belief in the accelerated results that can come from coaching. However, counselling can be more suitable for some couples so I thought I would share with you:
The commonalities of Marriage counselling and Relationship coaching
The differences between Marriage counselling and Relationship coaching
In which circumstances Marriage counselling may suit you better
What do Marriage counselling and Relationship coaching have in common?
Marriage counselling and relationship coaching have a shared purpose of helping you to improve your relationship.
Marriage counselling and Relationship coaching both can be offered to couples who are married or liv