User Topic: First MC Session
Member # 40622
Default  Posted: 10:32 AM, October 2nd (Wednesday)

I have my first MC session coming up. Don't know what to expect and am a little nervous. Do any of you have any advise, warnings, or guidance? Is there any prep work I need to do?

D Day: 3/31/13

Posts: 107 | Registered: Sep 2013
Member # 28571
Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, October 2nd (Wednesday)

Remember that ultimately your MC is someone you have hired to help you work out relationship issues, not someone there to pick sides and validate or condemn on a personal level. Some are great at their jobs and some are terrible. If you feel this person isn't helping your marriage, don't hesitate to drop that counselor and look for a different one.

Don't worry too much. Good luck man.

"You have insulted my footwear."

Posts: 7495 | Registered: May 2010 | From: USA
Member # 39712
Default  Posted: 11:26 AM, October 2nd (Wednesday)

I agree with StillGoing. Just stay focused on why you're there. It was a bit difficult for me in the beginning to open up to a stranger with the WH in the room as well (I had done IC before and it wasn't as awkward to me) but it was nice to get it out. Unfortunately we didn't end up being able to go long enough to get to the affair stuff, so I have no advice as far as that's concerned. Hang in there, and good luck.

Me: BW (32)
Him: WS (31)-Multiple ONS
Married: 1/3/05 Together since 5/2002
D-Day #1-3/2009 (4 years after the fact)
D-Day #2 3/2013(he confessed to 3 more ONS, 1 the month I found out I was pregnant)

Posts: 66 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: United States
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, October 2nd (Wednesday)

Try not to expect too much the first session esp if it's just an hour. This is more of a get to know you thing.

Don't put up with side picking, and don't let the MC allow the WS to get away with what they have done to get you there. Do be prepared to look at the M prior to the A, and for things that happened prior to it. Don't accept blame for any of the A and A related activites though.

Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8738 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Member # 40622
Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, October 2nd (Wednesday)

Do be prepared to look at the M prior to the A

That shouldn't take long. I barely had returned my tux before it started.

D Day: 3/31/13

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