Friday, November 21, 2008


Marriage is not just a union of two people that love each other, it is also a commitment of your emotions, spirituality, mentality and physical being. Getting married is the easy part but staying in love while married is the hard part. Marriage is never perfect, never a smooth ride and its those times that the commitment is tested to the limit. My husband and I will be celebrating our 2nd year anniversary together. I can say it has been smooth sailing so far. Our marriage is not perfect it has ups and downs. There are factors that affect the marriage from sex, frustrations, money problem, family, depression, work and many more. When this bump in the marriage road happens the key is to get over that bump as quickly and as smoothly as possible. That is why the National Institute of Marriage
has created marriage counseling to help solve the problems of most marriages. Its not easy talking to other people about what wrong with your marriage but with their help it can be as easy as talking about it.

With the national divorce rate around 50%, there is no doubt that many marriages run into communication problems at some point. There is a communication epidemic. The National Institute of Marriage has created marriage counseling programs and resources utilizing a structure that is the most powerful format they have found for helping couples who feel stuck and hopeless. They have designed several programs to help couples move past the barriers and experience the marriage of their dreams.
NIM's Intensive Marriage Counseling Programs are unique from weekly marriage counseling in three distinctive ways:

· Intensive Marriage Counseling Format: Committing to an extended amount of concentrated time like the 2 or 4 day Marriage Intensive allows people to get to the root of the problem and stick with it in order to work through it. If you’ve been in traditional marriage counseling before, you may have experienced how you spend the first half catching up from the week before, the second half getting into the real issues, and then the time is gone. The Intensive format is designed so that people have the chance to go deeper without many of the other distractions of daily life and have enough discuss to consider solutions.

· Efficiency: One of the first steps in the process is an extensive assessment with some questionnaires. This allows the therapists to gather background information and can get an idea of the best strategy to proceed before you arrive for your session.

· Marriage Counselors: The counselors at the National Institute of Marriage are specialists in this area. One analogy we like to use is that of the Mayo Clinic: people go to their regular physician but may be sent to a specialist to work with specific areas. The NIM marriage therapists have been trained in this format to maximize its effectiveness. Also, the NIM marriage counseling programs provide the perspectives and insight of two professionals rather than one.
If you are considering divorce, you must try the National Institute of Marriage before giving up. They have developed a continuum of care that meets couples wherever they may be in their relationship. Regardless of the health of their marriage they have a service that can help couples improve their marital satisfaction. Visit their website at Read the incredible testimonies from the couples that saved their marriages by attending a Marriage Intensive at the National Institute of Marriage.

You dont have to be afraid to reach out and talk to someone for fear of judgement. They are there to help, listen and help work things out for couples by looking into the root cause of the problem. Don't just take my word visit the provided link and read for yourself. It will help save a marriage.


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