Marriage Counseling is becoming more mainstream. With spouses feeling the crunch from the hardships of the new post-pandemic way of life. They are actively seeking help from marriage counselors. Oh sure it is easy to pretend you are working on your relationship by trying the latest relationship trends on Tok-Tok, but nothing beats a serious sitdown and Q&A with a professional.
Marriage Counseling for Any Relationship
It does not matter if you are "legally" married or not, if you are in a committed relationship, living as a married couple, you can benefit from marriage counseling.
Marriage counseling can improve your relationship and even save your marriage.
Often couples wait far too long to get the help they need. Marriage counseling can help keep your marriage on track, improve your relationship or avoid a painful breakup.
Couples who do not actively reconnect on a regular basis end up slowly growing apart. In fact, by year seven of marriage, couples are often heard saying "I don't even know who they are anymore" or I don't think they even know who I am anymore". The "seven-year-itch" was coined because this is often near when one or both spouses end up finding someone to "cheat" with because they feel they are no longer getting what they need from their spouse.
Do not let couplehood drift get the better of you and your spouse. Stay connected and the best way to do this is with the help of a marriage counselor.
When and why you should invest in marriage counseling
If you are questioning any part of your marriage, then you need to seek out a relationship counselor. Many people are comfortable using consultants to maintain the performance of their cars, their retirement accounts, their bicycles, and even their homes. But pause when it comes to their most important investment, their marriage or their committed relationship. Think of your marriage counselor as a consultant to maintain the performance of your relationship.
Research shows that the sooner you get help for your relationship, the better the results. However, even if you’ve been struggling for a while, counseling can still help. It’s worth making the investment in a trained expert to get your most important relationship back on track.
How to find highly qualified marriage help
Marriage counseling is a consultation with a professionally trained expert. It is similar to that of a consultation with a financial counselor or a fitness expert. They help you reach the goals you have for your marriage and couplehood. Research shows that maintaining your marriage properly and keeping it fit can improve the quality of your relationship.
With the right commitment and focus, you and your spouse can learn new skills that will strengthen your relationship. You can decrease conflict and find new ways to connect. You will be able to identify which areas of conflict are easily solvable and which will need a little ongoing attention.
Can you attend marriage counseling without your spouse?
If your spouse is not ready to attend counseling at this time, you can benefit from counseling by attending alone. Because, you cannot fix anyone else, you can only work on yourself. Often when a spouse sees the difference seeing a counselor makes with their loved one, they ask to attend.
It is a common misconception that only people who have serious mental health problems need to see a counselor. But in reality, people who seek the help of a counselor when they need it, are more mentally healthy than the general population.
Why it’s important to find a couples and relationship expert
Not all therapists have specific training for working with couples. Finding an expert relationship counselor in Omaha is not easy, and it’s important to call all of your available options and ask them questions.
Upwards of 80 percent of therapists in private practice will work with couples, but only a handful have the specialized training, patience, and experience to help couples in need. When it comes to professional help, choose a well-trained expert. I am fully trained and specialize in helping couples in distress. Do not hesitate any longer, get the help your relationship needs.
What to do next?
- Make an appointment to get marriage counseling
- Read more about what happens in marriage counseling
- If you are newlywed, this page may be helpful for you to find out how to keep your marriage strong over the long haul.
- Take the relationship quiz to help you evaluate areas for improvement
- Whether you come in alone or with your spouse, talking with an expert can help you improve your relationship and stay on track.
Marriage counseling can help with…
- Problem Solving
- Being a better partner
- Recovering from infidelity
More resources for you and your partner
In an effort to bring more value to your life, or if you are not in the Omaha area, I have developed a list of free downloadable worksheets and exercises for you, as well as a series of free and paid lessons to help you effectively improve your relationship. Find them in the Resources for Couples section. Dive in and discover how these resources can benefit you and your partner.
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