Marriage Counselling

There are many reasons that might trigger your thoughts on seeking counselling. It may stemmed from a relationship that is becoming difficult over the months or years. You may also find it hard to communicate with your partner or spouse. In fact, sometimes you may find it easier to confide in a friend or colleague rather than your spouse or partner.

Mr Willy Ho is the Founder and Lead Counsellor at The Counselling Paradigm, Singapore. They provide counseling and psychotherapy services for couples and individuals with different areas of presenting issues. In this interview, we explore common issues faced by couples and how the marriage can be further strengthened during the counselling process.

Based on the official statistics released, it is interesting to take note on the trends of marriage and divorce in Singapore. What might be the causes leading to the increasing trends? It will be worthwhile for Counselling Professionals and Researchers to gain deeper insight into the possible causes.

Research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have shown how couples can accomplish this by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House, or the seven components of healthyrelationships.

Build Love Maps: How well do you know your partner’s inner psychological world, his or her history, worries, stresses, joys, and hopes?