February 12, 2018 | Posted by : J Morris
Relationship counselling organisation Relate recently published new research on the link between finances and relationship problems: In too deep: an investigation into debt and relationships. The report explores the effects of debt on relationships, such as difficulty communicating, increased conflict, blame and mistrust, and the connection between financial issues and relationship breakdown. Conversely, the report reveals that relationship breakdown can also be a significant cause of debt problems, feeding into a vicious cycle where disagreements over financial worries lead to poor communication, resulting in the debt remaining unresolved.
According to Relate: ‘one in ten people in Britain have experienced a relationship breakdown due to debt, and one in ten argues with ...
December 06, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
A survey of 2,000 people revealed that less than 25% of couples going through relationship difficulties actively sought help from professionals, despite almost 40% believing that counselling would be beneficial. Those who attended counselling sessions did so for an average of four months, and 12% said that it helped with the problems in their marriage.
The statistics also demonstrated that women are more likely to seek help to avoid separation than men. 45% of female respondents said they had faith in the benefits of counselling compared with 28% of men. However, both men and women were more likely to confide in a friend rather than seek professional help, and ...
March 12, 2014 | Posted by : J Morris
A recent study on relationship support interventions has highlighted the benefits of couple counselling services with regard to reducing divorce rates and improving the quality of relationships. Over 800 couples and individuals attending counselling, relationship education sessions, and marriage preparation classes reported that these supportive services helped to improve their general well-being, communication as a couple, and the quality of their relationship. The evaluation, led by the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations and funded by the Department of Education, recorded a ‘marked improvement’ on all three measures after couples counselling. Furthermore, the positive outcome prompted many couples to consider using relationship support services in the future, despite initially having low expectations of their success.