Dear Annie: I hope you have room for one more letter about the efficacy of counseling.Sometimes the shrinks just tell the customer what they think that she wants to hear.
After extricating myself from an abusive marriage, I sought help from a professional. But I found it confusing, frustrating and ineffective. My counselor insisted that I had done absolutely nothing wrong in our marriage and my husband was 100 percent responsible for the disaster. But, how could that be? I am far from perfect. It did not benefit me to think that way.
I know counselors should be supportive and affirming, but this was ridiculous. The counselor ended up having no credibility in my eyes. — Didn't Need It
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Efficacy of counseling
If your wife or ex-wife goes to counseling, she might get this, from an advice column in today's newspaper: