I am new here. This looks like just the place I've been looking for! Hubby and I have hit a really rather rough spot in our marriage, and I don't believe in involving family and friends in our marriage and problems...hence, not really having anyone to talk to.
Talk About Marriage is a forum to discuss marriage and relationships. Here, we interpret the word "marriage" loosely, recognizing that many different people from different cultures view marriage differently.
I started Talk About Marriage because I know that there are a ton of people out there looking for help and support in their relationships. Talk About Marriage provides a unique opportunity for people to anonymously post and provide feedback to others about their relationships. There is no cost for using this website; it is entirely supported by advertising and it's parent site, The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory.
The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory has been one of the top sites in the search engines for "Marriage Counseling" and "Family Counseling" since 2003. Because of this, I am aware of the masses of people that are searching for help on the internet. Based on some rough statistics, I can estimate that about a half million visitors came to the site this past year.
Talk About Marriage is designed to be a community forum for those interested in talking to others about their relationships, but perhaps not ready to take the extra step to get professional help. Be aware that there are professionals available for relationship help all around the world, and The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory is just a small sample of therapists who have chosen to advertise.
As you can see, I am partial to professional help. One reason being, that I have a post-graduate degree in Social Work, and I believe it to be a worthy field with impeccable values. The other reason I am partial to professional help, is that I've done my own work in different forms of therapy for many years, and I've found it to be an incredible life-enriching process that has helped me to become a good husband and father. Therapy has a way of helping me see things I wouldn't normally see, and learn things about myself that I might never have learned.
Of course, I've heard all of the horror stories about therapists out there who "did this" or "said that!" I'm very fortunate that the one's I've spent time with have been well-trained and ethical. People should be aware that every state has licensing bodies who are there to deal with unethical behavior, and it is our duty to report unethical conduct.
That brings me back to this forum . Please read our posting guidelines. This forum is open to the general public, and there is no guarantee about what anyone here might say. Please be respectful of others, regardless of how different your views are.
To start a new thread, click on the 'Navigation >> Talk About Marriage' link at the top of this page. If there is a forum specific to your situation, click the forum link, otherwise click the 'General Relationship Discussion' Link. Once there, click the blue 'New Thread' button at the top left portion of the page.
New user here - I wish I'd found some counsel like this web site
or a good counselor when I got divorced decades ago. My
wife's EA progressed to a PA on a business trip, and I was clueless.
Not a walkaway wife, more a sprint. Now I want to keep
my 2nd marriage (of 31 yrs) healthy. There are many sobering stories here.
Hi! I've been reading these boards for a while now. I'm getting married in 4 months. My parents marriage was a complete and utter mess and I'm trying to learn/get help for my own, as I'm determined not to follow their footsteps. We both consider divorce an absolute no-go. We've had a couple of counselling sessions just for tips and advice, and we're going through a marriage prep book but I guess it's always helpful to have this forum as an option
I'm young, inexperienced and probably don't have any good advice but I'll do my best to give what I can to the people here.
I think this site is fabulous. I was in an out of one rocky relationship after another and unfortunately married one of them who is now my ex of course. I've witnessed horrific abuse to family members in bad situations and noticed I was falling into the same cycle they were. I decided to stop the cycle and focus on myself for once. Over a period of many years I found my self worth and when I wasn't looking found the man of my dreams. I'm here for those who may have been in my situation previously and just need someone to talk with. I have volunteered at the local crisis line in my area and feel that I have a passion for what I do. Glad to be a part of this site!
Hello, my name is Matt, I’m a single father, have been for a few years now. I’m a very proud father of 2 girls (14 & 12) and 1 boy (13). I joined this forum because I find myself wishing I had a second opinion or some kind of help in certain situations, especially with my girls, where I’m not 100% sure on how to handle them. Hopefully this community can shine some light on my challenges. I really look forward to getting different perspectives especially from moms out there!