Could Marriage or Couples Counseling be right for you? In any relationship, there are difficulties. Some are minor, such as disagreements about household chores or low-key spats now and again. But some issues are harder to deal with. Infidelity, money concerns, lack of trust, parenting…the list is long.
Marriages and romantic relationships can be wonderful. But they are also filled with challenges. Successful relationships take a lot of work. And during hard times, like the ones we find ourselves in, that work can feel impossible and daunting.
Could Marriage or Couples Counseling be right for you?
Recently, we have seen more and more couples call our office and reach out for help. These couples are feeling burnt out, weary, and disconnected. They are feeling misunderstood and underappreciated. The hardships of life are draining their relationships and individuals feel they are unable to meet the needs of their partner or spouse.
Many couples are having higher conflict than normal. Other couples just feel checked out and like they are simply co-existing. Some couples are dealing with major problems that they feel they cannot resolve on their own.
These can include dealing with loss and grief, infidelity, commitment or trust issues. There are also parenting issues or differences in life goals. Perhaps you and your spouse or partner are doing “fine,” but you just want your relationship to be the best it can be.
Reaching Out for Help
If you can relate with any of the above scenarios, we would encourage you to reach out for couples counseling. Many couples are embarrassed to reach out for help when times get tough. However, seeking counseling for your relationship is not a sign of weakness or a sign that the relationship is a failure.
It’s actually the opposite. It’s a sign that your relationship is important to you and worth putting in the effort to improve. You don’t even have to wait until your relationship is in crisis to reach out and benefit from couples counseling.
What does Marriage/Couples Counseling entail?
As with individual counseling, marriage or couples counseling challenges both you and your partner. We ask you to persevere through the tough moments to better yourself and your relationship. The therapists at Waters Edge Counseling will teach you simple and effective strategies that you and your partner can use at home to continue the healing and progress you will begin in therapy sessions.
Having these tools and strategies will be a huge asset to your relationship. Even after therapy ends. Most couples are seeing significant improvement in their communication and connection after just 6-8 sessions.
We all want our relationships to be sources of compassion, understanding, and fulfillment. Not sources of stress or pain. Our therapists are available to help you and your partner discern where issues may be arising, while also reminding you of what is working in your relationship. You and your partner don’t have to continue feeling like you’re barely hanging on by a thread. We are here to help you have a solid and fulfilling relationship, where each partner is valued and understood.
Reach out to our therapists for help
If you are trying to decide if couples counseling is something that you and your spouse or partner would benefit from, please reach out to us. Our therapists at Waters Edge Counseling offer both virtual and in-person sessions. We also have appointments available during the evening hours and on weekends and a really easy Online Scheduling feature. Give us a call at 912-319-5552. We are here for you!