Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Marriage Counseling Is For All Couples

 It's easy to see (and feel) how difficult relationships can be. There's no one right way to go through marriage, and everyone will always have their differences. So knowing that there will never be a 100% success rate, it's important to remember that marriage counseling is there for you, no matter where you are at in your journey with your spouse.

Marriage counseling of course doesn't have to be for everyone...but it can be.

The biggest misconception around couples therapy is that you need to wait until actual issues arise. While of course it can be vital to see a counselor immediately in order to salvage a relationship, it's important to understand that marriage counseling isn't always about just "saving." 

Our marriage counseling Lewisville TX friends, certified counselors, have discussed that a good portion of their clients seek counseling just to talk. 

They don't have to be talks just to try to prevent issues, but the sessions are used as ways to improve communications and to find more ways to be open with each other. Included are activities and discussions about what brings each person joys, their hobby, and dreams. It helps each other understand one another...which goes a long way to better communication and a happy life together. Sessions that normally have the clients leaving happy and smiling. 

Reading sessions, or dedicated reading times at home are becoming very popular approaches to create a more welcoming environment among married couples. The average professional therapist should have several books or handbooks around marriage to recommend. In addition, not only are quiet reading times great, but in general "no-technology" periods are too. We all are attached to our phones or tablets.  But them down for a night, the TikToks can wait so you can spend more time with your loved one. It will go a lot longer than you would anticipate for providing a warm relationship.

The main thing is to consider marriage counseling. Communicate well with your spouse on why it may or may not be a good idea, then make the decision to go.

Depending on your area, there may be an abundance of therapists around. Make sure they specialize in marriage counseling, and you may want to also consider professionals focused on Christian based therapy to add an extra element. 

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