I'm depressed that people voted in a Tory government (thanks in no small part to Nick Clegg). I also feel powerless to do anything about it.
However, governments come and go but the United Kingdom has survived all manner of attacks from within and without for several hundred years and I'm proud to be British. I was born in Scotland, went to University in Scotland and I think a Yes would have been a disaster for Scotland and for the rest of the UK.
The thread has re-appeared on the main menu now. I suppose it might be better in some ways to be hidden but then there would never be any new members.
I had two, different, lots of counselling in a previous relationship. In the first case, I didn't think the counsellor was appropriately neutral and felt I was under attack. I guess she wasn't very good. I thought the idea was for both parties to express their feelings about things in the relationship. I came out of those sessions thinking I was being criticised for how I felt not just by my partner but by the counsellor too! I think that is one reason that men don't talk to their partners about their feelings - they fear that their partners won't like hearing what they really feel about things and would rather just carry on not expressing those things (head in sand approach).
In the second series of counselling sessions (different counsellor), I felt that the counsellor was appropriately neutral and she didn't make value judgements about my feelings. The outcome was that we did indeed split up, but at least both sides got a good airing even if the outcome wasn't what my then partner wanted.
So I'd say that you would have to be prepared for counselling possibly not making the relationship better - it could hasten the end in fact. Whether that is a good thing or not depends on your viewpoint.