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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Online MC?

I guess I'm looking for opinions. Would you go for an online MC such as this:

Online Couples Assessment on Your Relationship

I've actually spent the last 2-3 days looking into this company. It appears to be based on many different scientific methods and research/principles, it's also horrifically expensive. While H and I can afford it, I'm afraid that it'll be a waste of time and money.

We're doing some counseling now and the guy literally just sit there, asks a questions, sits there, comments, sit there. Too busy being impartial and PC, nothing is actually being done and it's 60€ every time we see his useless face.

How does the above look to you? Would you go for something like this?

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Re: Online MC?

Didn't click on the link, but, no.

Find a better in person counselor.
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Would it really be so different?

My reasons for looking online is that then we could have an English-speaking person. I'm American but live in France and while my French is at a decent level, I cannot always express myself in the exact way that I would like. H is French but fluent in English and he wouldn't have this constraint.

Add to that that couples counseling isn't as widely available as it is in the states and I feel like the options are limited, but I guess we should take a better look here too, as we really haven't. I just feel so turned off by the passiveness of the current guy we have...but I guess surely they all can't be as useless.

Thanks for the input.
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Would it really be so different?

My reasons for looking online is that then we could have an English-speaking person. I'm American but live in France and while my French is at a decent level, I cannot always express myself in the exact way that I would like. H is French but fluent in English and he wouldn't have this constraint.

Add to that that couples counseling isn't as widely available as it is in the states and I feel like the options are limited, but I guess we should take a better look here too, as we really haven't. I just feel so turned off by the passiveness of the current guy we have...but I guess surely they all can't be as useless.

Thanks for the input.
That's very true. I've been to two bad marriage counselors (like yours) and one good one. I've been to 2 good individual counselors and one I'd describe as "eh.."

What makes a difference, to me at least, is homework. And actually offering advice. And telling you when you're wrong.

I'd keep looking! I really think non-verbal communication is very important in counseling. You can't get that online.
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