Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like the you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy in your marriage?
All things can be improved, changed and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With couples therapy, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship. Often it takes couples time to identify and consider how couples counseling could benefit their intimate relationship.
The types of issues that could lead a couple to seek counseling are practically limitless. Every couple has a unique set of conflicts that require personalized assistance and a guided treatment plan. Here are a few of the common issues that might lead a couple to seek relationship counseling:
- Financial Troubles
In today’s world, it’s become harder than ever for two people to make a living. A couple might need assistance with managing their finances, relieving some of their debts and finding the root cause of their money woes.
- Communication Issues
Unfortunately, most of us were never taught how to communicate with our significant other in school. Some people are surprised to learn that effective communication don’t always come naturally. Instead, it’s a skill that anyone can learn with the help of a relationship counselor.
- Parenting Conflicts
Two people could have completely different ideas on the best way to raise their children. While one person’s style might appear to be at odds with their partner’s, a counselor could help them compromise and raise their children in a steady, consistent fashion.
- Divorce Contemplation
Just because a couple is thinking about divorce doesn’t mean the relationship is over. A counselor might be able to help the couple come to terms with their differences and decide if they want to give it another shot. Relationship counseling might be all the couple needs to keep their marriage intact.
Other issues that bring couples to therapy include the following:
- Chronic/Mental Illness Support
- Values Differences
- Family of Origin/Extended Family
- Intimacy Challenges
- Navigating Work/Life/Family Expectations
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Expression Issues/Sexual Difficulties
In couple’s therapy sessions, we help people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love in your relationship and have a happier home life.
If any of the above relate to you and your partner in your relationship, please contact us today so we can schedule an appointment. We would love to speak about how couples or marriage counseling may help you reconnect and rekindle your love for one another. Get Centered is located in the St. Louis area and provides couples counseling and marriage therapy using CBT, The Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, & Solution Focused Therapy.