Marriage and Couples Counseling
Do you want a better relationship?
Maybe you've been arguing quite a bit. It's normal for couples to go through some rough times when life changes or if trust is broken, but sometimes we don't bounce back. Today's world is filled with stress and we aren't always proud of how we handle the problems that come our way. Counseling as a couple can help you to:
- Re-establish productive and loving communication
- Reduce disagreements through better problem solving
- Re-establish commitment and trust following infidelity
- Understand how to be more selfless and less selfish
Solid, loving marriages are the backbone of healthy children and provide a future of loving relationships in our families. Divorce has too often been seen as a solution to a problem marriage, but in reality, divorce is devastating and many people never recover. In many years of experience as marriage counselors, we have seen marriages survive very bad times. We have also seen many people never find the contentment they anticipated from divorce.
Have you been feeling like your relationship is becoming distant and disconnected?
Couples/Marriage counseling is a process through which a couple who may be engaged, dating, married, or partnered works with a trained counselor to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of their relationship they would like to change, then developing a plan of action to improve each individual’s satisfaction and contentment. By working with a counselor in a safe and confidential setting, couples are able to explore how their individual backgrounds, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors may be impacting their relationship in both positive and negative ways. The counselor may assist the couple with addressing any immediate and pressing problems, as well as developing strategies for protecting and enhancing the long-term health and happiness of their relationship.
AT THE END OF COUPLE'S THERAPY, 75% OF COUPLES RECEIVING THERAPY ARE BETTER OFF THAN SIMILAR COUPLES WHO DID NOT RECEIVE THERAPY. (5. WILLS, R.M (2001) EFFECTIVENESS OF THERAPY. AVAILABLE HERE.
SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT OF COUPLES REPORT "SIGNIFICANT" IMPROVEMENT BASED ON AVERAGED SCORES OF MARITAL "SATISFACTION"
PARTICIPANTS WHO RATED COUNSELING AS HELPFUL TO VERY HELPFUL RANGED FROM 66% TO 93% (GORDON, 1995, BUNKER, N. & LOCKE, M. (1998). SOUTH KENT PRIMARY CARE COUNSELLING SERVICE 1997-98.
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Improved communication in marriage helps to prevent divorce and separation. Learn how to be great partners again and regain the love that may be missing.