If Therapist Said Affair Would Prevent Divorce, Would You Cheat?


Divorce statistics throughout the nation are grim, Arizona not excluded from the less than optimism-inspiring divorce rate. Marriage trends have made the dependence on experts such as counselors, therapists and psychologists growingly popular. It can take a lot of courage and trust to make the decision to seek professional help in order to avoid divorce. That is why a current lawsuit filed by a couple against their former couples counselor is so intriguing.

The couple, still married, accuses the former counselor of advising the husband to participate in behavior damaging to their relationship. The husband, 38, claims the counselor consistently encouraged him to venture outside of his marriage to get the sexual satisfaction he was missing at home. He says the counselor talked about his wife in a derogatory way, making him feel crazy to stay in the relationship and justified to cheat.

If the counselor's intention was to get his client to cheat, he succeeded. The affair led to difficulties in the marriage and pushed them to nearly divorce. Shouldn't the counselor's intention have been to prevent that from happening? That is the couple's argument, and they are suing him for nearly destroying their marriage when he was being paid to strengthen the union.

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