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A participant giving his views, ideas regarding the relationship between couples

Peer Counselling

Published on: September 13, 2022

The program was formally commenced by chairperson of Prayatna Nepal, Ms. Sarita Lamichhane, who highlighted the objectives of the program and asked everyone to introduce themselves. She then welcomed Mr. Amrit Rai, Director of Nepal Association of the Blind, Gorkha, to give his opening remarks. After Mr. Amrit highlighted further about the importance of such discussion among married couples about marital life and relationship issues and solutions, Ms. Sarita welcomed facilitator of the day, Ms. Jyoti Pahari, psychologist, who further took over the session. She started the session by explaining how relationships are managed in families. She also explained further about the roles and expectations of roles in the family of both genders. She designed the topics of sessions following the discussion with Prayatna Nepal team. The one-day workshop was basically focused on providing peer group support, in which Ms. Jyoti Pahari provided some easy-to-follow ideas for managing couple life. She shared about the importance of understanding one-another and managing conflicts accordingly. Not only that, she highlighted that good relationship can be sustained with proper communication, acceptance, respect and compromise. She also made the participants to reflect upon conflict in family and measures that can be taken to solve them. Additionally, she focused her session on reproductive health of the couple and family planning, where she mentioned and encouraged the participants to focus on healthy ways to manage pregnancy, menstruation and childbirth. She further highlighted that it is important for both husband and wife to understand each other mental, physical and emotional health and behave with respect to one-another. Along with her own viewpoints and suggestions, she also guided the participant couples to share their personal feelings based on family and marital relationships, to which she tried to give them reasonable approaches/solutions. At the end of the program, Ms. Sarita Lamichhane asked the participants to share their feelings about the session individually. After the sharing session, she thanked everyone for their participation and Ms. Jyoti for her time and facilitation in the program

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