Is Couple’s Counseling Right for Us?
The majority of couple’s that I see in my office are experiencing a major crisis in their relationship. And some are even on the brink of divorce. What if I were to tell you that you do not have to wait until disaster strikes to attend couple’s counseling? Counseling is an excellent way for you to build effective communication patterns, develop rituals of connection, and manage “every day” irritations that can eventually drain a relationship.
Effective communication is key to a successful relationship. Expressing our wants, needs, and desires can leave us feeling vulnerable. But when we take the time to express those to our partner, it helps them to understand our world. When we feel heard and understood by our partner, that helps create a deeper bond. Every day we have the opportunity to make small and lasting connections with our partner. Those connections help create intimacy, passion, and satisfaction within the relationship. Feeling grounded and overall positive about our relationship can even help us manage conflict in a more healthy manner. When couples can identify the difference between solvable versus perpetual issues, couples can learn the appropriate way in which to handle the conflict.
Therapy is not a negative action for your marriage, but a positive one. It will help you learn how to work through all aspects of life with your partner. Having a conversation with an educated, neutral professional can help your relationship become stronger than ever.