Marriage Counseling is for Famous People Too
Even the Obama’s revealed they have been to marriage counseling! I love that Michelle Obama was so open about needing relationship help in her latest book. Why I love this is because it helps chip away at any existing stigma around therapy.
Seeking Therapy and Marriage Counseling is Something to be Proud Of
All of us need help keeping our marriage healthy and vibrant. There are many ups and downs in our lives and in our relationships and being married is no different. Which is why marriage counseling is so helpful. It can help couples learn where they are getting stuck and how to help through difficult situations.
Average Relationship Waits 7 Years Before Seeing a Marriage Counselor
There are studies that show on average, couples wait approximately 7 years before getting the relationship help they need. There can be many reasons for this. My hope is the more awareness promoting the importance of marriage counseling, the more couples will seek help a lot sooner.
What Marriage Counseling Can Help With
Couples seek marriage counseling for many different reasons. Some see a therapist to enrich and keep their marriage healthy, vibrant and strong.
Some see a therapist when communication between them becomes strained. And they need help reconnecting and feeling like a couple again.
Many couples seek marriage counseling when a breach of trust or betrayal happens. Intense emotions are hard to navigate. Seeing a trained professional helps couples navigate these difficult times.
Often couples seek marital counseling because they are juggling many responsibilities and have found themselves drifting away from one another. Marital therapy can help these couples regain control of their intimate lives and feel connected again.
For newly engaged couples, premarital counseling can help navigate uncharted waters on their relationship journey. Marriage counselors can help premarital couples have important and critical conversations necessary for building a healthy and strong foundation.
Marriage Counseling Can Help
The above are just some examples of at the many reasons couples seek therapy. Getting help is brave and courageous. Everyone needs help and support throughout their life and throughout their marriage. Seeing a professional can help…
By: Anna McElearney, LMFT, LPC, NCC
*Blog is intended for educational and informational purposes only.