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Does Relate really help, your experiences please

(5 Posts)
clottedcream Tue 20-Sep-11 13:50:19

just wondering how effective you found it

mefifi Tue 20-Sep-11 14:59:31

It's only effective if BOTH of you are willing and open.

P went along, even booked the first session, but never allowed himself to open up and said a lot of 'I dont understand your question' and 'I havent had time to think about it' it was the same every week. We stopped, it was a lot of money and no progress.

I actually thought the woman was really good, I got a lot out of it (went a few times myself).

mumsamilitant Tue 20-Sep-11 15:06:30

I used relate a few years ago totally for myself (had a dodgy picker where men were concerned) and she fixed it!

Seriously though, I found it very very helpful. It's important to find someone you can relate to though (pardon the pun).

mollynp Tue 20-Sep-11 16:44:03

The relationship counsellor draws stuff out of dh that i'd never be able to, so i find it really useful.

sistersootica Tue 20-Sep-11 16:46:36

I think both DH and me found it useful, yes. So IME, yes, it was very helpful. It meant we had to talk things through calmly together.

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