Reinforcing Marriage Institution through the amelioration of Potential Sources of divorce: Implications for counselling.

  • AI Ojeme


The purpose of this paper was to seek ways of reinforcing the marriage institution by identifying the potential sources of divorce or threats through counselling. In this endeavour, the paper discussed the meaning and nature of divorce and some likely sources of marital crisis which could lead to divorce. The paper argued that appropriate counselling programmes designed for pre and post marriage stages, could be helpful in the prevention of divorce and therefore enhancing family security. In this regard, this paper puts forward some suggestions for counselling interventions to enable marriage counsellors to become professionally involved in the making of the family. It is recommended that counsellors should adopt proactive intervention strategies in their efforts to ameloriate the potential sources of threat to marriage institution.

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