Does marriage counseling work

No counseling works unless:

Both parties want it to work
Both parties realize that they, not the counsellor are going to make it work
Both parties realize it will take a long time to fix problems that were a long time developing

Both parties and the counsellor want to, and do, put in the sweat of making it work (penalties are in place for failure to follow through)

Both parties agree to a statement that whatever is disclosed has no future use as a stick in arguemnts

The counsellor is of the highest quality, is certified by a government organization (not a clergy hack), has been checked out and has a good track record
The counseling is not free (nobody values free advice)

The basic problems are addressed and acted on following a causal analysis process

The marriage is worth saving
Third party advice is avoided

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