Sometimes, love just isn’t enough to keep a marriage or a partnership afloat. Sometimes, couples need external help to reconnect and find their way back into each other’s arms. Marriage counseling or couples therapy helps people in intimate relationships identify and resolve conflicts through communication and various therapy methods.
Although couples counseling is often used as a last resort when trying to save an unhappy marriage or fix relationship issues, it can also be very helpful to solve minor issues or improve a healthy relationship. Acting when there is a sign of discontent in the relationship can prevent more severe problems and help partners communicate better and improve their problem-solving and communication skills.
According to the American Psychological Association, 75 percent of couples who go to licensed marriage counselors say the marriage counseling process helps them improve their relationship health.
“Compatibility doesn’t determine the fate of a marriage, how you deal with the incompatibilities, does.” ― Abhijit Naskar
How can marriage counseling help?
Couples counselors or family therapists focus on creating a safe space for partners to communicate and understand their patterns of interaction better. Therapy sessions are not meant to point fingers and assign blame but to help partners improve their communication skills and have a deeper understanding of each other’s attachment history.
Marriage counseling focuses on improving communication between partners and encourages positive interaction and deeper understanding of each other. Ineffective and poor communication can happen frequently with couples, creating increased tension and stress in the relationship.
Marriage counseling will help you get to the core of significant issues in your relationship. You’ll learn tools to relieve conflict, understand triggers, improve communication, and better connect with your partner. During this process, we may also discover underlying issues that may have contributed to the relationship’s stress, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, or other mental health issues.
In couples counseling, we will explore the connection between your life experiences and relationship stress. Having a deeper understanding fosters empathy, awareness, and connection, which helps break old patterns. By strengthening your attunement and self-awareness, we’ll set forward on a healthier path towards achieving your relationship goals. Here each partner will also
We are hardwired for connection with others. Marriages are a major source of love, joy, and fulfillment in life. When these valuable resources feel jeopardized, marriage counseling can help. Conflict in relationships can be very difficult, no matter how hopeless it may feel, the first step is to reach out.
“Lack of communication can drive a spike between two people wider than any physical distance.” ― Mark W Boyer
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