This article will provide information about marriage and family counseling. This article is intended to be a guide for anyone who wants to improve their marital relationships. We will be focusing on the history and three main disciplines of marital family counseling. 

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The first method of marriage family counseling is active listening and cinematic immersion

These two types of couples therapy have become very common in the past 40 to 50 years. Harville Hendrix's book "Getting the Love You Want" made active listening a well-known method of couples therapy. Warren Farrell, a man who wrote 'Women can't hear what men don't say, made cinematic immersion famous. 

Marriage Family Counseling Method Number Two: Emotionally Focused Therapy

Emotionally focused therapy (also known as EFT) aims to use emotion to effect change. Instead of learning how to argue better or analyzing your early childhood as was recommended by active listening, EFT encourages patients to recognize their problems and acknowledge that they depend on their partner just like a child depends upon his mother and dad. 


A marriage can be endangered in many ways. Boredom, infidelity, or addictions could all lead to a marriage being endangered. You should take steps to save your marriage or that of a loved one. As a first step, the couple should attempt to resolve the issue between themselves.