There are many reasons why people go to couples’ therapy. Some of the common problems are communication problems, money issues, intimacy issues, differences in values or beliefs, problems with in-laws, and affairs. Couples often get stuck in destructive patterns around dealing with these types of problems.
Couples’ therapy is designed to resolve and/or accept differences. Therapy should provide a safe place for you and your significant other to experience each other in a new way and become unstuck from you normal negative patterns of interacting.
ESCAPING NEGATIVE PATTERNS
There are many reasons why people go to couple's therapy. Common problem areas include communication, money, intimacy, differences in values or beliefs, in-laws, and affairs. Couples can get stuck in destructive patterns around dealing with these types of problems.
Couple's therapy is designed to help couples resolve or accept differences. Therapy should provide a safe place for you and your significant other to experience each other in a new way and become unstuck from your normal negative patterns of interacting.
Marital/ Relationship Counseling
All relationships will encounter challenges because we are all imperfect and change over time. Simple, everyday stressors can strain a relationship and bigger hurdles may threaten the stability of the relationship.
When these problems are left unaddressed, tension mounts, poor habits develop, and the health and longevity of the relationship are in jeopardy. However, as long as each partner is willing to identify and work on problems, most relationship problems are manageable.
RESOLVE PROBLEMS EARLY
Many people associate the idea of “marital therapy” with a troubled marriage. That's not always the case! Many married couples attend therapy to strengthen an already healthy relationship. Others may attend therapy to address specific problems: infidelity, lack of communication, or financial disagreements are a few.
Together, you, your spouse, and your therapist will work together to identify and rectify negative patterns, open lines of communication, and restore intimacy and trust.
Engagement is exciting! It’s also stressful and scary and brings new questions about the wedding and your future together. Pre-Wedding counseling is a proactive way to get on the same page before you tie the knot.
INVEST IN YOUR MARRIAGE,
NOT JUST YOUR WEDDING
Oftentimes, a wedding is a couple’s first joint expenditure, provoking financial disagreements. It can also be difficult to integrate your two families. Some couples have fall-outs over napkin colors!
Getting married also brings many changes. Every two people will have differing beliefs and values about planning their future. Pre-marital therapy is a great way to address these factors before they become issues.
Even if you haven’t been going through pre-wedding stress, pre-marital counseling helps partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage, develop conflict-resolution skills, and establish a positive attitude about seeking help down the road.
New Parent Counseling
Becoming a parent is the most exciting and most terrifying event you will ever face.
When you have a baby, you are suddenly overwhelmed by people offering advice on how to care for the child. You feel the pressure of caring for a helpless infant and are, no doubt, sleep deprived. Everything is so new! In all this commotion, many couples stop caring for their relationship or let their inner emotional turmoil affect their relationship.
Are you and your partner facing difficulties deciding on your financial future? Do you feel like the responsibilities are falling squarely on your shoulders? Are you struggling to adapt to having new responsibilities and less spontaneity? All of these feelings are completely normal. That doesn’t mean you have to face them alone.