The Effects of Couples Counseling

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Abstract This paper will explore certain things that couples deal with while in couples counseling that will help counseling more effective for couples. The goals of couples counseling, dealing with anger, theories of couples counseling and ethical issues in couples counseling will be discussed in this paper. This paper will also help determine if the efforts that each couple but into counseling will be effective enough that they will be able to resolve whatever issues that they may have had in the past or the future. Couples therapy or couple’s counseling is a useful way to help couples who are experiencing difficulties such as repetitive arguments, feelings of distance or emptiness in the relationship, pervasive feelings of anger, resentment and or dissatisfaction or lack of interest in affection or in a physical relationship with one another. The Goals of couples counseling should be established mostly by the couples themselves. There are a few things that couples should take into consideration when they begin to establish their goals. When couples begin to develop their goals they should be able to write it down and make them as specific as possible. The goals should be measurable and timely. The goals should also be in coordination with your values and your purpose for the goals. It can often depend on what the couples are coming to counseling for in order to help the couple decide on what some of their goals should be. For example: A couple may come into the counselor office and needs help with their relationship because they seem to always argue. One of their goals could be how to help them minimize and eventually stop arguing so much and be able to discuss things in a decent manner. Goals can and will sometimes go wrong. Goals can wrong when you are not clear about what you are trying to accomplish and also the couples behavior can

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