The community is vibrant, and it has become a powerful force in many people’s lives.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
People want an anonymous place to seek help and support in their marital relationships and Talk About Marriage (http://talkaboutmarriage.com), an online forum dedicated to the topic, is successfully meeting their needs. Their 54,000+ members have contributed over 1 million posts to the 54,360 threads covering topics that include sex in marriage, financial problems, coping with infidelity, advice for the newlywed and much more. The site has become so popular that over the past 30 days talkaboutmarriage.com can boast 1,097,210 visitors, with 792,158 of them being unique, viewing 4,943,371 pages.
People don’t like to ask their friends and family for marital advice, and the Internet provides an easy way for people to look for help with their personal problems while remaining anonymous in the privacy of their own home.
Started in 2007 by Chris Harwell, MSW, it has grown into the largest online community dedicated solely to marriage help and advice. With “Resident Therapists” as active members as well, members not only find advice from people who share similar experiences; but also from professionals who are dedicated to helping people foster strong relationships. Resident therapists can also include a TalkAboutMarriage.com badge on their professional web sites to let others know that they are part of this unique and helpful community.
“I started Talk About Marriage so that people would have a supportive community to turn to when facing marital problems. While I’m partial to professional help, I realize that not everyone can afford it, and not everyone is ready to take that first step. TalkAboutMarriage.com has greatly exceeded my expectations in this regard. The community is vibrant, and it has become a powerful force in many people’s lives.” Chris Hartwell, Talk About Marriage founder.
Active members of Talk About Marriage range in age between 25 to 54 years old with a majority, 66 percent, of the visitors being female and 34 percent male. Over the years, the site has seen significant growth as well. In 2010 membership grew 160 percent and followed up with 170 percent growth the following year.
Below is a testimonial posted by one of the members in 2011.
“I was searching on-line for help with my marriage when I found TAM. I read for hours and learned much about how to deal with my W's failing affections and libido. You gave me tools to communicate with her and insightful posts for her to read and understand how I feel. She also went to the Dr. and found out she had low vitamin D and depression. With medication, communication and your insight, we have turned our love life around. It's almost like we're in our 20's again!!! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to receive genuine affection (she sent me a text just to say I love you and hugs me out of the blue) not to mention a huge kick to our sex life. I wrote this post to thank you all and let you know that you help others everyday. Thank you very much.” (Forum post from user Whatishisname, 2011)
Users like Whatishisname are not uncommon on the site, and many stick around to help others even after their big issue that brought them to the site gets resolved. According to Chris, “Our moderators are really what keeps Talk About Marriage running smoothly. Not only are they helpful members, but they are also people who came to the site looking for help in their own lives at some point in time.”
Those seeking professional help right away can also engage with Liveperson.com’s professional counseling services. In partnering with LivePerson.com, Talk About Marriage provides easy access to professional online counseling for members who feel like they need it. Users who wish to utilize this service are required to pay by the minute for therapy services and all therapists have reviews available so that members can find the best one for their situation.
Registration with TalkAboutMarriage.com is free and open to the public. For more information, or for advertising opportunities, please visit http://talkaboutmarriage.com.