My husband and I went to counseling for about a year while we were engaged. I won't go into details but there were some pretty terrible things going on at the time (on my end). It was immensely helpful for both of us. If we hadn't begun going, I probably would've kept lying/ hiding and likely wouldn't have gotten married. I can't imagine where I'd have wound up. Ignoring the problem won't do any good. You should know though that (during counseling) things typically get worse before they get better.
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