If money problems aren’t the cause of your marital discord, marriage counseling can change that for you. Marriage counseling can be a very expensive solution to your marital woes. And for some marriages, those where one of the partners is determined to end the union, it can be money wasted. On the other hand, there are couples that know they need help resolving relationship problems and are desperate for that help but simply don’t have the money for it. Of these two types of couples, this short article is for the latter. Here we will list sources of free marriage counseling.
Were you married in a religious ceremony? United Church? Roman Catholic? Presbyterian? Jewish? Muslim? Religious organizations deliver thousands upon thousands of hours of free (or pay what you can) marriage counseling every year.
Catholic Family Service is the one of the largest non-governmental family service organizations in the world. In North America Catholic Family Services delivers over twenty thousand hours of free marriage counseling every year. If you were married in the Roman Catholic Church and you are in need of marriage counseling, contact your parish office or simply look in the White Pages.
In the Jewish community Jewish Family Services organizations are established on an as-needed basis and are run entirely from within the local community. Counseling services offered tend to be extensive. As with Catholic Family Services, the organizations identify themselves with the name of the organization followed by, “of …” If you live in Cleveland, for example, simply enter “Jewish Family Services of Cleveland” in any search engine and the correct website will pop up.
The Islamic Circle of North America is a social service group dedicated to establishing Islam, “in all spheres of life.” The ICNA, though its ICNA Relief USA arm, offers marriage counseling and other counseling services through Muslim Family Services.
Essentially any religious group recognized as such by the Internal Revenue Service offers pay what you can marriage counseling.
For couples who were joined in a civil ceremony, it is noted that, like churches, governments have a vested interest in stable families, and an even more pressing interested in assisting unstable marriages. Contact social services in your municipality to find out what service might be available for you and your spouse.