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September 18, 2012

Results of the Marriage Counseling Survey

Last week I posted a survey asking people about their experience with couples counseling. Here is a summary of the results. Note that percentages were rounded off, so some tables may not add up to 100%.

Gender
Male28.6%
Female71.4%

Age Range
under 200%
20s0%
30s57%
40s0%
50s14%
60s29%
70s0%
80 or over0%

Which best describes your relationship?
100% were in a heterosexual marriage or domestic partnership.

Percent having had some kind of couples counseling/therapy
Yes71%
No29%

Types of counseling
Note: Several options were listed, but only two types had been used by respondents. Percentage here is percentage of those who had tried counseling.

Couple counseling with a religious or spiritual practitioner 20%
Couple counseling with a licensed practitioner80%

Results
Percentage here is percentage of those who had tried counseling.
Saved our relationship80%
Helped a lot0%
Helped some20%
No difference0%
A little worse0%
A lot worse0%
Ruined the relationship0%

How long had you been married/committed when you went to counseling?
Percentage of those who had tried counseling.
under 1 year0%
1-5 yrs 20%
6-10 yrs 20%
11-15 yrs 0%
16-20 yrs 20%
over 20 yrs40%

How long have you been married/committed now?
under 1 year0%
1-5 yrs 15%
6-10 yrs 43%
11-15 yrs 0%
16-20 yrs 0%
over 20 yrs42%
no longer together0%

If you answered yes (we tried counseling), do you think you would ever do it again?
Yes60%
No0%
Maybe40%

If you answered no (haven't tried counseling), to you intend to try counseling soon?
Definitely0%
Probably0%
Not sure50%
Probably not50%
Definitely not0%

My next post will include some additional discussion of this survey.

1 smart person said something:

  1. I am not surprised that more females are into counseling. Women are open to the idea of seeking professional advice than men do. I think women readily accept the fact that there is a problem and they need help.
    Greensboro-Counseling.com

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