Are you considering marriage counselling Singapore? You are not alone.
Marriage counselling in China
It was reported earlier that 3.84 million couples in China ended their marriage in 2015. In comparison, 2.87 million couples in China divorced in 2011.
While the number of couples filing for divorce in China has increased drastically, the number of couples tying the knot in Beijing has increased to 56,000 in 2015, from 32,000 in 2010. In Shanghai, 60,400 couples wed in 2013.
Marriage counsellors in China say that they have noticed a rise in the number of married couples seeking help. According to these counsellors, the most common difficulties encountered by couples in China are:
The purpose of marriage counselling is not to save the marriage at all costs. Marriage counsellors are neutral and open. They do not advise a couple to stay together or break up. Marriage counsellors help couples “see themselves and their most pressing needs more clearly, and to help them to figure out whether what they’re doing is consistent with their ultimate goal.”
Usually, marriage counselling involves 3 to 8 sessions, with each session costing about 800 yuan per hour.
See: “More Chinese seeking help of marriage counsellors”, China Daily/ Asia News Network
As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, I have seen many couples come to me after seeking assistance with marriage counsellors Singapore.
Many social and religious organizations in Singapore offer free marriage counselling services. While it is good to try your best to save your marriage with the help of a marriage counsellor Singapore, it is also good to know your rights and learn how to protect your interests should your marriage deteriorates.
For couples who do manage to save their marriage with the help of a marriage counsellor Singapore, it is also wise to think about entering into a marital agreement (commonly known as a postnuptial agreement) with your spouse. This agreement functions like a prenuptial agreement and in the event that things sour in the future, at least it will not be acrimonious.
Contact us to find out more about marriage counselling in Singapore and postnuptial agreements.