There are many goals of couples counseling from preparing for marriage to learning how to work through major relationship issues. No matter what your reasons for counseling are, the positive results that you can reap from counseling are unmatched. Listed below are a few common reasons couples seek out therapy and a few goals we will help you meet.
In the beginning stages of a relationship, things seem simple. You and your partner are getting to know each other and learning new things through communication, and it is easy. As you grow in your relationship, you may find communication more challenging. Once you become accustomed to being with the same person for a long period of time, you may experience bouts of stale connection. Everyday life, children, finances, and business all contribute to a lack of communication, but when you seek out couples counseling, you will learn new techniques about listening and communication so you and your loved one never have to fret about a lapse in communication. When communication stops, relationships suffer. We can help prevent this from happening to you.
Many couples seek out counseling on a pre-marital basis. Premarital couples counseling is highly encouraged as it can help you and your loved one prepare for the ultimate bond and learn how to make it long-lasting. You will learn communication techniques, listening skills, bonding activities, and ways to get to know each other more deeply and trust each other more strongly.
While couples counseling is important for those who are considering marriage, we also encourage married couples to pursue couples counseling to secure a long-lasting relationship that can weather any problem. If you and your spouse are experiencing problems within your marriage, counseling can drastically change things for the better. Even if you and your spouse have a healthy marriage already, couples counseling can be a fun way to get to know each other even better and to have new, exciting experiences together.
Uncover Hidden Problems
If something seems out of place in your marriage, you and your spouse may need to do some digging to unearth the problem. It is easy to fall into strained communication or avoidance when you are in a relationship with long-existing problems, but this is no way to love your partner. You and your loved one can uncover the root of challenges and learn how to work through them together, strengthening your relationship and rekindling the excitement and love you once felt together.
Raising a Family
If you and your spouse are raising a family, it could be beneficial to go through a series of couples counseling appointments. Raising a family will impact your relationship and counseling can help you to prepare ahead of time for how to deal with making decisions regarding discipline, education, religious upbringing, family relationships and more. These decisions are highly personal and can often cause disagreements. It is best to be thoroughly prepared in advance to help prevent conflict. However, if you are already dealing with some of these issues and not enjoying the dissention that can come with them, get help now instead of waiting for the situation to escalate into lasting conflict and hurt.
These goals and reasons for seeking out couples counseling are only a few of the reasons your relationship could benefit from visiting. To learn more about what you can expect going forward, or to schedule an appointment, call or visit our office.