So called “alternatives to marriage counseling”

It’s a big thing now in the relationship marketing world to offer what marketers call “alternatives to marriage counseling.”

—by the way there is a big field of “gurus” telling marketers they don’t need to be an expert or have any experience at all or even know what they are doing or even have any proof, just teaching them how to market hard to people with troubles—

Anyway I got off on a rant, but it is something I think you should know.

So about this “alternative to marriage counseling” line of marketing:

It goes like this: “marriage counseling is no good, here’s a statistic that shows how bad it is and here are my stellar marriage help results.”

(By the way it’s dumb to say “marriage counseling” doesn’t work. It works great for some people and not so great for others. My wife likes sweet potatoes and I hate them. I like sauerkraut and she hates it.)

The irony is it’s all marriage counseling.

It’s all advice of one form or another to help you with your marriage.

Of course there are different variations, but they are all trying to help you with your marriage.

That’s why it’s called marriage counseling.

Does X marriage counseling work and Y marriage counseling doesn’t work?

Who knows?

Thing is individual results vary just like people vary.

How do you choose?

It isn’t easy because, again, individual results vary just like people vary.

Some people like to go to live counseling.

Some like to read something.

Some like to watch videos.

Some like exact steps to defined goals.

Some like to just feel better every day.

Some like a spiritual or Biblical perspective and guidance.

You might think and talk with one another about what seems best for your personalities and habits.

Another is to choose to work with someone you like and trust.

If there’s something about the person you don’t like or trust, run.

If you don’t like or trust what I’m saying, I suggest you unsubscribe.

I sure as heck don’t want to keep driving in a way you don’t like.

But if you do like what I’m saying, let’s keep this going.

I will be here.

But whatever kind of “counseling” you get, I wish you the best of luck getting the outcomes you hope for, whatever those happen to be.

Stay tuned and take care,
Dr. Max

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