Many people think seeking counseling is a shame, weakness, or failure. Some say “we don’t need to air out our dirty laundry for others to know about.” Others may want to remain in denial about their relationship and not want to address the problems that are affecting their lives. And then there are those who are afraid to talk to someone about personal issues because they have never done so before and are unfamiliar with the process. Marriage Counseling can help by simply talking things out with an unbiased third person whose goal is to help improve your relationship.
Talk therapy and making some simple changes to the way you think and talk to each other can improve your marital situation significantly. The process can help with normalizing common problems that bring about feelings of helplessness and being overwhelmed. Difficulties such as feeling disconnected, not feeling validated or heard or just not feeling “in love” anymore. Marriage counseling helps couples develop and maintain happy, healthy, and loving relationships.
Marriage Counseling can help with these common problems:
Communication Difficulties: You feel your partner doesn’t hear you or understand you. And it hurts. You just want to feel validated and know your partner can empathize with your feelings.
Infidelity or Affairs: You just found out your partner has cheated on you and don’t know what to do next. Can you regain trust and stay married after the affair?
Arguing over the same things over and over again. You keep hoping your partner will finally agree with you. But the arguing escalates or one of you shuts down and withdraws into silence.
Anxiety and Depression: When you aren’t sure where you stand in your relationship, it can cause quite a bit of anxiety, worry, stress, heartbreak and depression.
Intimacy or Sex issues: Your sex life has significantly changed. Could be due to children, aging, emotional shut down, hormones, affairs, or a psychological issue.
Parenting issues: Everyone wants the best for their children. But they don’t always agree on the way to implement parenting skills or always know “what is best.”
Extended Family issues: When you and your spouse become a family, what are your expectations about extended family? What kinds of limits and boundaries do you put in place when it comes to in-laws and other family members?
Blended Family issues: Yours, mine and ours. What are the limits and boundaries put forth regarding your children and my children?
You can go from this…
as we work together in Marriage Counseling to help improve communication issues, increase trust, reduce arguing, and develop a Moving Forward Plan to enjoy your relationship again.
The hope is to feel more positive toward your spouse and yourself. To improve the way you communicate with each other so you both feel heard and respected, solve problems easier, and create a shared vision for your future. Through my 23 years of experience working with couples and acquiring innovative tools from the leaders in Marriage and Relationships, I am confident my services and therapeutic techniques are cutting edge in helping people work through their struggles to help them find the love they really want. Marriage Counseling produces results.
Call me today at (858) 735-1139 or email me at Sarah@CouplesCounselorSanDiego.com and we can start making the necessary changes in your marriage.