Dealing with issues in a marriage can always feel like a tricky path to navigate. It’s a fact that every healthy marriage is going to have disagreements--put any two people in a home together for a period of time and they will surely disagree about something! There may come a time, however, that the disagreements turn into genuine marriage problems.

Whatever the cause of those problems--whether it’s not being on the same page about finances or conflicting opinions on how to raise your children--sometimes you just need a third party to take an objective look at things. Of course every couple is unique, but there are also a number of things that couples who are having problems have in common. That’s why in today’s blog, I’d like to present a few of the reasons I think you should consider marriage counseling.

Why Seek Couples Therapy?

You’ll Learn to Communicate More Effectively

Knowing how to communicate is a good skill to have whether it’s in a marriage, at your job, or even when a stranger strikes up a conversation with you. That’s why I strongly believe that couples should know a few of the keys to communicating effectively. It’s not often something that people are taught, but it goes a long way towards creating a happy, healthy, and long-lasting marriage. When you know what to say (or what not to say sometimes), it can go a long way towards defusing a situation and keeping both parties happy.

You’ll Learn What a Healthy Marriage Can Look Like

How much time do you spend alone? How much time do you spend together? There is no set answer on what the right answer to this question is, but figuring out how to strike a balance between the two and doing things that you enjoy separately and things you like doing together can make for a world of difference in a marriage.

You’ll Learn What Progress Looks Like

Make no mistake about it--marriage can be really tough sometimes! You learn things about yourself that you didn’t realize were there, but you can also view the difficulty as an opportunity for growth. And isn’t that what it’s all about? Being a more well-rounded person is in your best interest. Oftentimes arguments can quickly devolve into a shouting match, but with a bit of couples counseling, you’ll learn what progress can look like. It may take some time and yes, the work may be hard, but progress makes for a truly happy marriage at the end of the day.

Is Marriage Counseling For You?

If you’re intrigued by any of these ideas, I would absolutely love to sit down with you and your spouse to help you work through whatever needs working through. Marital issues don’t have to bog you down as a couple. I’m here to help you with any of the issues that you’re facing in your marriage. I happily offer a free half hour consultation, so don’t hesitate to reach out online and I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m able to, or you can give me a call at 248-237-6147. I really look forward to hearing from you!