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21 Jan 2004

Counseling...
My partner and I have been together for 2 1/2 years and are planning to get married. We have our ups and downs but in the last 6 months or so its been more down than up. I have booked us to see a councellor and I am hoping that this can help us resolve our problems. What can I expect when seeing the councellor, having never been for counselling before. We are going together.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear Flo,
Relax, noone ought to be able to stay in business as a counsellor unless they're able to rapidly put you at your ease, and they ought to start, early on, by explaining how they work and what you can expect. A counsellor is likely to facilitate a useful discussion between the two of you, in which you can each discuss what the problem areas are ( and where things are going right, as well ) and help you together to work out solutions to the problems wherever possible. Both of you should feel free to talk, and to ask questions, and be prepared to listen carefully, too. I'm afraid our Grumbly Andy seems to have been having a bad day and being over-pessimistic. The Eeyore Syndome, I suspect
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