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Ideally, and if a suitably experienced therapist / counsellor is available, it can be useful. And similarly, it is useful to be helped with a dificult spouse. Listening to your story is indeed helpful, but any sympathetic friend or family member can do that, so long as they will resist the temptation to stray into interfering as thouh they were therapiss. For professional help, I think the essential is to seek someone, preferably with a CBT ( Cognitive-behaviour Therapy ) orientation, who will be practical and siensible and deal with concrete issues
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