Unfortunately, the stresses of a hectic working life in Singapore, diverging expectations, and escalating conflicts can result in couples drifting apart. Before you give up your relationship and engage a divorce lawyer and when such issues are realized early, help is just readily available, but not many know where and how to get help. Do not wait till it is too late, seek help during the early stages when you realize that you and your partner are growing apart. Remember the earlier you seek help, there is a higher possibility of reconciling. It is not easy to work out the issues among the couple as it began with the two of you. Sometimes, the both of you just can’t see the issues and need help from a outsider and a professional.
A marriage counselor can help you with:
- regaining the trust that you two started with
- learn how to communicate better and understand your spouse better
- discover the steps and procedures you need to take to make it work
In Singapore, The Ministry of Social and Family Development provides marriage counselling services through its network of Family Service Centres. Muslim couples may also go to the Syariah Court for marriage counselling. Below are their respective contact numbers and more information:
Family Service Centres (FSCs) FSCs are a pivotal community-based focal point and social service provider for families in Singapore. They have professional social workers who provide premarital counselling services. You can contact ComCare at 1800-222-0000 for the nearest Family Service Centre.
Syariah Court (SYC) SYC offers counselling for Muslim couples with marital difficulties; mediation in divorce cases with the aim to settle the ancillary issues amicably; and, providing adjudication on divorce and related issues under the provisions of the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA).