We've had a few marriage counselors and most have been couples. Here are reasons I highly recommend them:
1. Better Connection & Communication
We had great sessions with couples, because we both had a partner we could relate to. I could imagine one of us shutting down and not fully engaging, if either of us didn’t have that connection.
2. Sharing Past Experiences
I’m always grateful for couples who are willing to share their journey. I also really appreciate those who reveal how they got through challenging times. Being in the presence of a loving couple is a reminder that we too can grow closer and stronger.
3. Different Styles
Because there are two people, their counseling styles are different. I was slightly worried because the husband, in one of the couples, said little to nothing and I thought my husband would think it was a waste of his time. I learned my husband loved the male presence, understood his message, and felt his few words were perfect.
4. Role Models
Seeing a black couple in a loving, happy and healthy marriage is rare to me - so I am always very interested to know their secrets.