The tabloids exploded with curiosity and innuendo of terrible trouble once Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were discovered going to a marital therapist. Now with a pending divorce, people’s worst fears are confirmed. Apparently if your spouse suggests therapy, it IS a last ditch effort to tell you it’s over. So teaches Hollywood. But is it?
We all are sad that this beautiful couple is ending in divorce. But worse, as a marital therapist, I feel distressed that the Hollywood rumors especially their foray into marital therapy will dissuade people from getting the help they need. Research shows that people already wait five years before getting help for resolvable issues.
The problem is not going to therapy – the problem is waiting too long before seeking help.
Here are 6 reasons to seek therapy sooner than later: