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Recommendations for Marriage Counselling?

By CaptainCook 22 May 2009 25

I’m asking this one because of the absolute criticality of getting the right person to flesh out and work through the issues involved. 

We have seen one counsellor and the man was absolutely terrible – all he wanted to do was to get us to “forget the past, focus on the love”.  All very well, this may work in some cases, but we need someone who will listen, analyse and take no excuses/crap from either of us.  We both understand that we have issues that need resolution, but we need a no-nonsense 3rd party to really spell out the stuff that neither of us will be happy with at first, but that will bring the real issues to the fore.

All suggestions would be very, very welcome, as I really, really want to try to get this right.

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midlife 2:02 pm 26 May 09

Why do men forget all the wrong things they do in a relationship?
Its no use two people remembering the same details.

peterh 1:34 pm 26 May 09

we got someone in to discuss our issues, and then, after they left, we chuckled for half an hour at what they had said. It was very useful, but not what we expected. the psychologist shifted her pov based on each partner’s responses, till nothing made any sense… The talking about it afterwards helped us more than when she was there…

James T Kirk 12:41 pm 26 May 09

Tis true – the alternative sux, having recently come back from the brink myself.

Stay focused on the why you want what you both want, and talk to somebody sensible.

And DO NOT listen to &^%&&*% who say just because something has happened then it is lost – you both have the ability to do things you both want.

We spoke with Lisa Bell, and she was helpfull – if you like I can share her number – she is in Red Hill. Not happy to drop it onto a public forum.

Spam Box 3:56 pm 22 May 09

Worth pointing out that I think its pretty impressive you’d put up a post such as this Capt’n. I truely hope you guys can sort it out.

The alternative sucks

daddy 3:55 pm 22 May 09

dvaey said :

Centacare (used to be near Griffith) has counsellors, who will work with both couples and individuals. I had good experiences with them in the past, as they just act as the neutral 3rd party.

Worked for me and mummy. Yes they are the Catholic mob and can base things as religiously as you like. I was asked before the first time I went there and a counsellor was assigned based on my response. Helped with personal stuff then moved on to the relationship.

I believe they have moved to Red Hill

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