We all know relationships take work, but what’s the best way to keep yours together day in and day out?
In the past, counseling or therapy has been a go-to SOS when someone cheats or the two of you just can’t get along, but there’s a negative stigma attached to sitting on a stranger’s couch and revealing intimate and personal details of our relationships that leaves some of us tongue-tied–and running for the hills.
A new service by Your Tango called ProConnect puts relationshippers in touch with pros remotely via e-mail, video, chat or phone to spill their problems and get the help they need to get back on track. While I agree that this is better than having to look the professional in the eye face-to-face, it still requires involving a third person, an outsider, in a couple’s relationship, which can go terribly wrong (Remember your friend that gave her boyfriend a threesome for his birthday?).
Maybe it’s my generation, but as a 29-year-old wife, I would like to avoid marriage counseling at all costs. It can really embarrassing and invasive–not to mention costly. What about turning to the Internet to keep our relationships in check? We use the Web for everything else, and it would be so much easier to get my techie husband to work on our marriage using the Internet and his iPhone than having to club him over the head and drag him to a professional’s office!