Do you or your spouse have trust issues? Are you constantly bickering with each other? Or have any of you committed infidelity in the past? These are some of the things we can try and help you get past, so that you can go back to loving each other and move forward with your lives. Living under constant stress and anxiety is not healthy for anyone, so why not get help?
Every couple gets into arguments, but if you find that you and your spouse are fighting more often, then maybe it’s time to consider marriage counseling. Learning to communicate with one another is one of the first steps that will help rebuild your relationship with each other. If you have children, then you know that constant fighting can create unwanted stress for them too. Children often mimic what adults do, and it’s important to show them how to function as a happy married couple or else they might think constant fighting is normal in a relationship.
Some of our most frequently asked questions about Marriage Counsleing
At Transformative Growth Counseling, we offer Marriage and Couples Counseling Services. We work with married couples no matter how long they've been together, and also with couples interested in marriage. You can also be in a relationship with someone who you are not married to, but still want to seek Couples or Marriage Counseling.
It's normal to be concerned that your therapist may be biased, or choose a favorite in Couples Counseling. It is the therapist's job to ensure that both you and your spouse feel heard and validated. It's also important to note that communication, active listening, and participation on the Couple's part greatly benefits both the patients and therapist.
Marriages can have complex issues that may lead to arguments and miscommunications. Marriage Issues are more common than you think, with about 44% of married couples that have gone through with Marriage Counseling.
As we mentioned earlier, Marital Issues are more common than you might think. Results of Marriage Counseling are very promising, with success rates in the high 70-80% range. 65% of all couples who went through with counseling felt that their relationship was "significantly improved" through treatment, and 75% of couples viewed themselves as "better off" after counseling.
Both you and your spouse can be involved in the Counseling process, from choosing a therapist to finding the treatment plan that works best for both parties. At the first session, your therapist will begin by asking informational questions such as : why are you here, who suggested therapy, and background information on the relationship. After your therapist establishes the issues and causes, they will begin to develop a treatment plan.
Both couples must be fully invested in their therapy, and both have shared goals in order for Marriage Counseling to be effective.
Make sure your schedule is cleared before your first appointment, so that you can fully dedicate focus into the session. You may also feel emotionally tired after the first session, so rest afterwards.
Before starting treatment, it is extremely helpful to have planned goals : what do you want to achieve through therapy? Some examples are :