While there are many joys your marriage may bring, there may also be struggles that exist and at times may leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure how to fix it.
This is where marriage counseling can help.
Marriage Counseling – Change Can Happen…
Many couples come to marriage counseling for different reasons. Some are trying to improve communication and distance between them. Some are wanting to heal betrayals and broken commitments.
No matter what the reason, I’m glad you’re taking this step to get the marital help you’re looking for.
Marriage counseling can help with marriage problems such as…
Whether it’s finding you’re way back to loving each other like you used to. Or, needing to regain trust. Here are some common issues marriage counseling helps.
When an affair or infidelity is disclosed, it is often followed by consuming intensive thoughts and emotions.
An affair can take the form of emotional infidelity or physical infidelity. But not all emotional affairs lead to physical affairs. And not all physical affairs are emotional.
But when infidelity is disclosed, various thoughts and feelings often consume both spouses – the spouse who had the affair and the betrayed spouse.
This is where marriage counseling with a specialized marriage counselor can help.
Feeling Lonely in your Marriage
Wanting to spend more time together, wanting to go to bed at the same time with one another and wake up with each other but aren’t.
Maybe you’re no longer sleeping in the same bed. Maybe one of you frequently falls asleep on the couch. Or, maybe sleeps in a different room.
There may be many reasons for this, daily responsibilities, children, work, stress, etc. You may be exhausted by the end of the day and simply don’t have any more energy to give.
Yet, there is a void in your relationship that is keeping you from connecting, feeling like a partnership, feeling like a priority. Keeping you from feeling like the couple that once met, became friends, and fell in love.
Experiencing Contempt in your Relationship
You may be experiencing contempt in your relationship and need help.
You may have different parenting styles that’s creating a wedge between you and creating communication problems in your marriage.
Leaving you unsure how to fix it.
Nonverbal Communication Sending a Message
You may be aware of the nonverbal cues and nonverbal communication present in your relationship.
Nonverbal messages between you that make you feel unimportant. Leaving you frustrated and stuck. Stuck in a place of wanting attention and emotional connection.
But not knowing how to communicate effectively with each other to have your needs acknowledged or met.
You may begin working a lot to avoid issues at home. Maybe you’re using alcohol or other substances to help avoid relationship interactions. Or, when you get home, you might go into another room to decompress while your spouse becomes resentful because they feel overlooked and feeling like they “have to do everything.”
You may seek multiple avenues for marital advice and relationship help, such as talking to friends and family, to help your relationship. But in the end are left feeling even more confused and unsure what to do.
This is where I can help.
Through Marriage Counseling, Change is Possible
Marriage counseling provides a professional and safe space for spouses to talk about issues impacting their relationship.
And it allows a space to voice dreams you both have for your future.
And for couples wanting more intensive, longer sessions, to help expedite progress or to help accommodate busy schedules, I also offer couples therapy intensives. Please click here to learn more about whether couples therapy intensives are right for you.
The Right Time for Marriage Counseling
Often, I am asked when is the “right” time for marriage counseling.
Some couple’s worry that their relationship is too new to begin therapy. And question “what does that mean about their relationship?”
Some worry that it’s too late for marriage counseling or any relationship help. They believe that their partner won’t change and things can’t possibly get better.
I want you to know that any time is the “right” time for marriage counseling.
Whether you are:
- In a brand new relationship and have only a few weeks or months in
- Or, if you’ve been married for years.
Marriage counseling is for anyone and any couple that wants to:
- Improve their relationship
- Grow and learn how to have the marriage they desire
- Understand and care for their spouse in good times and in rocky times
- Address and heal unresolved issues or trauma that continue to resurface
- Enhance their relationship and build on their relationship strengths
- Keep that spark alive.
While marriage counseling can help, you have to do your part. You have to be a willing participant in the process. Sessions, at times may be difficult as you both work toward addressing issues in your marriage.
But it is through this open and honest dialogue that change can happen.
Marriage Counseling Can Help
Better communication and a better relationship is possible.
Contact me today to schedule an appointment or to discuss any questions you may have regarding marriage counseling, 512.550.7918.
I also offer online marriage counseling for couples that want help but can’t make it into the office to see me. To learn more about online sessions, please click here.