Contrary to popular belief, couples counseling is not just for people who are headed towards divorce court. In fact, couples that have excellent relationships often use couples counseling as the way to achieve them. Just like you never know how to be a parent until you become one, you never really know how to be married either. Being married takes work and it takes effort. It also takes skills that you simply do not have the day that you walk down the aisle. This is why it is best to visit our office before you encounter a lot of issues so that we can help you to learn how to communicate with your spouse, show respect and caring, and work together as a good team and partnership.
Life Events Demand Couples Counseling
There are certain life events that are stressful and demand the assistance of a professional to navigate through them. Many are stressful because they represent change, while others have external stressors. Here are some of the reasons that you should visit us –
- In-law issues. Most couples find upon getting married that there is some level of conflict with the in-laws. It doesn't matter how much you want to get along, the fact is you're trying to bring two families together, each with different life experiences, perspective, and views. This is bound to create some level of difficulty especially as you were trying to establish and create your own family traditions. If you're having difficulty with the in-laws and that is influencing your life as a married couple, visit our office to work through these issues
- Financial problems. Anytime that there is job loss, unexpected expenses, or financial difficulties in general, couples tend to struggle. In fact, this is one of the leading causes of divorce so if you are struggling with finances and find that you are fighting about them, is best for you to schedule a counseling appointment to learn how to work through these challenges as a team rather than turning on each other.
- Having children. Going from a couple to parents is not an easy transition. This can create a lot of stress and tension in a relationship. Instead of spending your time focusing on each other, you will now need to spend that same time focusing on your child. This can create feelings of jealousy, hurt, and even abandonment. While logically this may seem unreasonable, emotions can be expressed in this way due to frustration and a sense of loss. We can help you to thrive while becoming parents, instead of falling apart emotionally or relationally.
Schedule Your Couples Counseling Appointment
We encourage you to call our office and schedule an appointment for counseling anytime that you feel you are not dealing with life as well as you would like to. You do not have to wait for there to be a disaster to need counseling. Instead, it is actually far better to visit us and develop the skills you need to thrive on an ongoing basis.