Making the decision to seek marital counseling is a deeply personal decision that you and your partner shouldn't take lightly. And because the counselor you choose will have a front row seat to your most intimate conversations, you need to find someone that makes both of your feel at ease. If you and your partner have agreed that therapy is right for your relationship, you should know what to look for in a marriage counselor.
According to the American Psychological Association, nearly 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But even those staggering statistics shouldn't be a reason to give up on having a successful relationship. When both partners want to save the relationship, and are willing to commit the time and energy to marital counseling, you can begin the process of working through the problems in your relationship and even uncovering some issues that were hiding beneath the surface. But like finding the right partner, it's important to take the time to look for the right person to help you work on your relationship.
Specific training in marital therapy, a positive attitude about marriage, and the ability to keep your sessions under control are just a few of the qualities you should be looking for when choosing a marriage counselor. Once you've found someone you both agree on, you can begin the process of healing your marriage.