Intimate relationships can be fulfilling and rewarding but daily stresses and frustrations can undermine the closeness and intimacy, leading to tension and conflict in the relationship.
Marital therapy can provide a safe environment to discuss issues and concerns and to improve on skills, such as communication, empathy , and address relationship issues that contribute to a healthy relationship.
Marriage counseling can help couples in all types of intimate relationships — heterosexual or homosexual, married or not.
Some couples seek marriage counseling to strengthen their bonds and gain a better understanding of each other. Marriage counseling can also help couples who plan to get married. Premarital counseling can help couples achieve a deeper understanding of each other and help them resolve differences or manage difficulties before marriage.
Marriage counseling may be used to address many specific issues:
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
- Substance abuse
- Financial problems
When is marriage counseling needed???
When communication has become negative , and partners react to each other in ways that make each other feel depressed, anxious, worried insecure most of time or withdraw from each other emotionally.
When considering having an affair or one has already an affair. Forgiving can be difficult but not impossible. Letting go the bitterness resentment and anger can help the partners repair the relationship.
When partners just coexist, sharing the physical surroundings, scheduling day to day tasks, carrying our tasks but lack intimacy, nurturance, tenderness communication and love.
When couples decide to stay together for the sake of children.