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Your marriage is probably the most important relationship that you will ever choose to have. As such, it deserves the best care you can give it. When you realize that your marriage has gotten off track, that care might include couples therapy or marriage counseling from a trusted and professional third party. Marriage counseling might also help an already strong marriage get even better. Every couple is different and together we will tailor the counseling to your specific needs and goals.
Do you or your partner experience serious symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other emotional difficulties? If so, you know that it can be debilitating. It can also be an emotional stress on even the most supportive of spouses. Through marriage counseling we can figure out how best to get you the help that you need and for your partner to get the education and support that he or she needs.
There are many reasons why your marriage might benefit from marriage counseling. Here are a few challenges married couples may face:
- Some couples are planning to get married but have some concerns about their compatibility with each other. It might help to receive some pre-marriage counseling to sort through these issues with your soon to be spouse.
- The early stages of marriage are often some of the “best” as couples bask in the glow of a “honeymoon” phase, but it can also be one of the most trying periods of a marriage. Some couples are adjusting to living with a partner, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
- The joys of raising children are real. So too, however, are the stresses that child rearing places on a marriage. This is especially true for first time parents as they navigate the ins and outs of parenting a child together.
- Do you and your partner argue about your financial goals and habits? Is your unemployment or underemployment causing fights? Are you feeling sexually frustrated or taken for granted? There are many issues in a marriage that might cause conflict. Two common ones have to do with sex and money.
Marriage counseling can help you identify the real issues and develop some cooperative coping strategies so you both can better enjoy each other.