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How can I be more open and less fearful of my spouse in marriage counseling?

How can I be more open and less fearful of my spouse in marriage counseling?

Marriage Counseling: Try to share your feelings in the session, tell your spouse and your counselor that this is very hard for you and that you are freightened. You will defeat the purpose of your being in therapy unless you can be forthcoming and this is an essential ability to maintain a close relationship. It is often very hard and you may also consider individual therapy for yourself to help. Best. ...Read more

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Modern genetics allows us to understand how genetic diseases are inherited based on DNA, genes, and chromosomes. We can now test couples and fetuses for certain inherited disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, as well as other chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, ...Read more


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Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?

Marriage issues. No sex or intimacy in 8 years. Her needs are met, mine aren't. She refuses counseling. I don't want divorce bc of kids but can't take?

Marriage trouble: How do you know her needs are met? There are many marriage counselors out there, and one of the best is Mort Fertel. He has been through an extraordinary stress of multiple deaths of children, and drew on his life experience to help others. Start with his newsletter. He'll take you through it step by step, especially with a spouse who refuses counseling, doesn't think it's necessary, google him ...Read more

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I think I have a problem with my marriage. Is it a good idea to see marriage counselor? Thanks.

I think I have a problem with my marriage. Is it a good idea to see marriage counselor? Thanks.

Yes: Yes, a marriage counselor may be able to help. However, it would be even better, if you both can agree to see the marriage counselor, individually and/or together. The counselor may be able to see the underlying issue that is causing problems and help you straighten them out. ...Read more

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Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems i will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Iam 21 years old. I have diabetes since 11 years. After the marriage which problems i will phase. Any cares is there, and explain do s and donts?

Do understand: Don't jump to conclusions. Diabetics can live long, healthy and productive lives, as long as you are careful to eat right, watch your sugar levels, and take your medications as directed. If your potential spouse can't accept that then it's their loss. ...Read more

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As you can see i ask way too many questions- ever since i lost my baby and have possible autoimmune and p.O.T.S I've become a hypochondriac. Can i get counseling without meds? I can't live like this

As you can see i ask way too many questions- ever since i lost my baby and have possible autoimmune and p.O.T.S I've become a hypochondriac. Can i get counseling without meds? I can't live like this

Family practice : Yes you can. It's not proper for us to give counsel in this forum but yes you should be able to get help and guidance in your area. At times medication may be suggested but is never required. ...Read more

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Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

Is there a helpful online counseling service in the u.S.?

BetterHelp: If you are absolutely set on trying an online counseling service, I recommend BetterHelp.com. I am available at: https://www.betterhelp.com/jerry-smith. Click on the "Work with me!" button. ...Read more

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How can I increase my fairness I am hving normal complexion, my marriage s arriving its in d month of feb 2012?

How can I increase my fairness I am hving normal complexion, my marriage s arriving its in d month of feb 2012?

Congratulations!!: I hope your wedding was delightful. I'm sure that you are the fairest in the eyes of your spouse. I come from a culture where such things such as complexion & having "good hair" are at times mentioned. I seek to cast off these ideas because i don't believe these things really matter & because i don't want my children to be encumbered by such obstacles. All the best! ...Read more

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Can a sexless marriage still be healthy?

Can a sexless marriage still be healthy?

Yes: A successful & healthy marriage is made up of many components, only one of which is sex. Other components include intimacy, openness, honesty, compassion, friendship, common values, common goals, respect, the ability to forgive, & the feeling that each of you is getting more out of the relationship than you are giving to the relationship (read this last one carefully). This is only a partial list. ...Read more

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My future husband won't go to counseling.?

My future husband won't go to counseling.?

He must want it: Your future husband must want the counseling for himself, and no one can force him into it, and expect good results. My first psychology professor told us a joke that is clinically as valid back then as it is today, as follows: "How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but only if the light bulb wants to change." Are you 100% sure he is Mr. Right? ...Read more

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How can marriage affect one intellectually?

How can marriage affect one intellectually?

If you have to ask: you may want to consider pre- marital counseling. Having said that in the majority of cases it should be a should be intellectually stimulating. Communication is the key. ...Read more

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Can you refuse counseling if you are over 18?

Can you refuse counseling if you are over 18?

See below: Yes, you can refuse counseling if you're over 18. If person is not mandated by the legal system, s/he can refuse counseling with whatever consequences to that person's functioning. Usually, if counseling is mandated by the legal system and the client is not cooperative there are consequences to that on the legal level. ...Read more

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Please help! what are the health risks of early marriage?

Please help! what are the health risks of early marriage?

Marriage: There are no known health risks other than divoroce is higher among young marriages adn thus can create more stress, which in turn can compromise health if in excess. Best. ...Read more

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How can we have a marriage if sex is physically impossible?

Creatively: Intimacy doesn't have to be sexual. And marriage does not have to mean penetrating intercourse. The most important thing is to communicate. Both of you, as a couple, will figure out how to be intimate. Remember, fingertips and lips have as many (or more) nerve ending than genitals... As the say, the mind is the most errogenous zone there is. ...Read more

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What do you do when the pizazz has gone out of your marriage?

Marital Happiness: Be honest with your dissapointment, try to be open to feedback and if you both can't break through consider marital therapy, which can be very helpful to work through impassess. Best. ...Read more

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Which benefits have you received from mental health counseling?

Which benefits have you received from mental health counseling?

Many: As a psychiatrist I have been a consumer of mental health services for about 20 or more years. Therapy has taught me how to deal with major life stressors, deal with mental issues in the family., how to cope with loss and adversity, and the critical omportance of listening empathic ally. It has given me greater in sites into what to do in therapy than my actual training program could. ...Read more

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Why am I scorned if I tell my kids to save themselves for marriage?

Why am I scorned if I tell my kids to save themselves for marriage?

Sex: Probably because sex before marriage is quite common in today's culture and those who remain celibate until marriage are now in the minority. Listen to your children and try to understand their perspective, you don't have to agree but you don't have to argue either. Best. ...Read more

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My husband is O+ve and I am A1+ve, is this an healthy combination for marriage?

My husband is O+ve and I am A1+ve, is this an healthy combination for marriage?

Yes.: O is zero reactive stuff on teh red cells. You have A stuff on your red cells. He cannot possibly put stuff onto the red cells for you to react to. You've got A stuff, he doesn't. Baby can have your A stuff or if you are one A gene and one blank gene, the baby can be A stuff or No stuff. You won't react to it. ...Read more