Marriage Education vs. Counseling: How Do We Know Which is Right for Us?

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National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
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This brief explains the differences between marriage education classes and marriage counseling sessions to help couples decide which is most appropriate for meeting their needs. The goals of marriage education are identified and include improving couple communication, resolving conflict productively, working together as a team, and strengthening the trust and commitment in the relationship. Couples are urged to seek marriage counseling if they can no longer manage issues and are questioning the level of commitment to their marriage. 5 references.

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