Marriage and Therapy—is it Right for You?

Every relationship has its ups and downs.

In a time when ‘Till death do us part’ averages out to about 8 years, more and more couples are choosing therapy before deciding on heading to divorce court. Financial problems, addiction, communication issues and even stress are all contributing factors to a marriage’s problems.

So how do you know if therapy is the right choice for you and your partner? Start by asking yourself some key questions:

Do I feel like my married life could be more satisfying than it is?

Am I still struggling with a past relationship?

Do I feel more stressed when my partner and I are together?

Is this my 2nd (or 3rd) marriage?

Could our communication style use some help? (Are we arguing and yelling instead of really communicating?)

Are my partner and I repeating the same mistakes and arguments over and over again?

Do I crave more intimacy and joy in my day to day relationship?

If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, then it might be time to seek out a marriage therapist or counselor.

Life is stressful. Home—and your spouse—should be where you turn for relief and support from the craziness of every day existence. A good marriage counselor can help you feel not only more satisfied in your marriage, but in every aspect of your life.

With therapy, it’s possible for you to stop feeling trapped within your marriage and learn to embrace your relationship again. Among the topics covered by most marriage counselors are:

Conflict Resolution

Effective Communication

Substance Abuse

Infidelity

Intimacy and Sexual Issues

Remarriage

Divorce Alternatives

 

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