Couples-Counseling20166If you and your spouse have been at each other’s throats and feel like you are no longer able to communicate or successfully live life together, it is time to come in for couples counseling. Many couples wait until it is too late to seek the assistance of a therapist. This is why we encourage you to begin your therapy session as soon as you notice that the two of you are having repeated conflict that you’re unable to work through on your end, leaving issues unresolved, and causing your relationship to get stuck. Marriage does not have to end because you fight or disagree, even if the disagreements are on important issues. If you learn how to work together, how to communicate, how to see, hear, and understand each other, then you can have a successful relationship in the future. Building for a Lifetime We provide you with tools during your couples counseling sessions. Think of your marriage as your dream home. What would it take for you to build a home that you would want to live in for the rest of your life? How much detail would you put in building the master suite, installing a custom tile shower, or selecting your new kitchen cabinets? Your home is a place where life is lived, and with the right attention and care, it can last for years. How much more important is it to spend time thinking, planning, and working on your marriage? The relationship you have with your spouse can be a relationship that lasts for the rest of your life. It can be fulfilling, your spouse can be your best friend, and your relationship can make life more rewarding. Getting to that point, however, takes work. If this is your goal, we can help you achieve a lasting relationship that both of you want to be in. What do you want? One of the first things we ask in couples counseling sessions is what they want. Many couples fail to consider what their goals are and what their objectives are for themselves as individuals and also for themselves as a couple. However, just like you make plans for where you want to go to college, what career you want to have, and where you want to live, making plans for your life together is equally important. What kind of marriage do you want to have? Do you want a marriage that is based on friendship and common interests, or do you want a marriage that is based on passion and excitement? Do you want a marriage that is centered around family and having children, or do you want one where you support each other as partners? There is no right or wrong answer, and in reality, you can have all of this — it just requires planning and effort. The good news is that we can help you achieve your goals once they have been identified. We invite you to schedule an appointment for couples counseling today. We are confident that you will find your relationship to be one that brings you great joy if you both are willing to work on it.