Coun 603 Case Study

CAST STUDY 3 CONFLICTED COUPLES 3Case Study Analysis Conflicted CoupleOne of the most challenging and painful areas of marriage is marital conflict. It is unavoidable and if not dealt with will cause the very foundation of the marriage to crumble. While conflict is normal in a healthy marriage, too much conflict can supersede the positive aspects of the marriage and cause marital issues to a rise[Mor07]. Unfortunately, conflict can be the result of the couple’s diverse preferences. These preferences can stem from diverse family backgrounds, cultural, or just normal individual differences. Not surprisingly, conflict can cause a couple to grow further apart or gain a new perspective about what it really means to come together as one[Rip14]. Learning to manage conflict resolution will strengthen the couple and bring them to a higher level of intimacy, ultimately resulting in marital satisfaction and marital long life[Haw91]. The challenge of conflict not only is difficult for the couple, however, can alsobe challenging for the counselor, who must play referee in order to advance the couple to a healthier, happier, progressive state[Rip14]. Many counselors rely on the Prepare/Enrichprograms for premarital and married couples[Ols151]. This program offers the diversity and complexity that couples need in order to help solve many marital conflicts. This program deals with identifying key areas which include strengths and weaknesses by using an online website evaluation that each couple can complete individually. Subsequently, helping the counselor to examine the couple’s background and other key factors that may contribute to conflict[Ols151]. Understanding the results of this report will provide the platform on which to advise the couple and bring about an analysis from which the couple and counselor can glean from. By identifying theses key areas the counselor can closely examine the

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