Do You Want Marriage Counseling But Your Spouse Doesn’t?
Are You Tired Of Asking Only To Be Put Off Again?
Are You In Marriage Counseling And Your Spouse Wants To Quit?
Marriage Counseling for One is an alternative for Couples who don’t or won’t go together. Waiting too long to get the help needed can create even more of a strain as delaying the counseling process can be the breaking point to any relationship in an already bad place.
What Marriage/Couples Counseling for One can do is focus on the Relationship, not the Individual and adapt traditional couples counseling techniques for use with one spouse only. Relationship skills training is received by the one spouse and then teaches those skills to their partners through day to day interaction. By role modeling the skills you aquire your partner will experience newfound behaviors that may create a desire to want to move forward with you.
Whether in Marriage Counseling alone or with a spouse, it is important to understand that you cannot change anyone but yourself. Counseling is to gain insight into your own role in the dysfunctional pattern and recognizing how this role creates conflicts. It is imperative to know what you want and need from your spouse and be able to ask for what that is. Asserting yourself and getting what you want in an appropriate way not only shows you love and respect yourself, it also role models to others how you want them to behave around you.
Some Individuals may feel they are not moving forward while in Marriage Counseling alone. I help them create a plan specifically for them to help them become happier with the change they can affect in themselves. In doing so their spouse will surely see the changes made in them through their newfound independence. This leads to being able to appreciate the efforts made in Marriage Counseling for One and the relationship perspective changes. At any time your during the process I welcome a spouse to attend a session whether to give me his/her insight about the participant or to receive the relationship skills first hand if desired.
So if you’re tired of trying to get your spouse into counseling and would like more information about Marriage/Couples Counseling For One contact me at (858) 735-1139 or email me at Sarah@CouplesCounselorSanDiego.com and we can get started.