Marriage counseling is not a new concept, but is more popular than ever before. With a better understanding of the benefits of individual counseling, including holistic wellness, we have a deeper understanding of the importance of couples and marriage counseling. Seeking counseling for marital issues is not a sign of the end of the relationship, even though movies and tv shows sometimes portray it as such. In fact, a healthy and happy relationship benefits as much from therapy as a marriage in turmoil. Here are a few reasons marriage counseling is the right path for you and your significant other:
Do you and your significant other have differing opinions on major topics? Do you bicker over minor issues? Usually, having differences creates a new experience with the other person, allowing us to explore an alternative viewpoint. However, exploring another viewpoint other than our own is uncomfortable at times. Having differences does not mean the end of a marriage. In fact, if explored in a healthy manner, bridging the differences and creating a safe space despite them will create a stronger bond between both of you.
Healthy relationships include an emphasis on the element of trust. Whether you have a past that impacts your ability to trust others or your partner’s behaviors cause a question of fidelity and loyalty, marriage and couples counseling will increase trust in your relationship. If you don’t currently have any barriers with trust, then marriage counseling will simply enhance the foundation of trust you already have!
Many couples reveal that the major barrier to happiness in the relationship is communication. Maybe your partner struggles communicating their feelings, or maybe you can’t seem to verbalize your emotions. Whether conversations turn to arguments quickly or you feel like a wall still exists between the two of you, marriage counseling can lead your relationship to increased communication.
Marriage counseling will positively influence the health and longevity of any relationship. If you have specific issues or barriers that you want to work out, or if your marriage is hard to imagine staying in and you want positive feelings toward your partner again, try marriage counseling as well. Please contact us to find out if this is the right path for you and your partner.