Committed relationship and marriages are wonderful for wellbeing but none are without their challenges.
These issues can put a strain on a couple but working through them can either strengthen their bond or push them apart, depending on how they handle the challenges they face.
Working through marriage problems in a healthy way can be very difficult, especially because stressors in a marriage can come from many different sources.
The biggest issue of marriage problems is poor communication or negative communication which can destroy the dynamics within the marriage. Other challenges are money troubles, children, sexual issues, health, stress and many more.
The Online Therapy 247 platform has a number of experienced marriage counsellors, relationship psychotherapists and marriage coaches who can provide relationship help and love advice. Whatever your challenges are, we are here for you 24 hours a day to help you navigate through hard times.
What is Marriage Counselling?
Many couples have been able to overcome rocky patches and strengthen their relationships thanks to marriage counselling. Seeking out marriage counselling isn’t anything to be ashamed of and doesn’t mean you have failed as a husband or a wife. The vast majority of married couples go through difficult patches, and life can present a whole host of challenges once the initial honeymoon period is over. Financial problems, substance abuse issues, pregnancy, unemployment, illness, work-related stress and more can all make married life challenging.
Why try marriage counselling?
When you go through marriage counselling, you benefit from an external perspective that can help you make more sense of your problems. Marriage counselling allows you to air your grievances in a calm, constructive manner and ensures the both of you feel listened to and respected. If you silently continue with your marriage without treating your problems, the situation is likely to worsen.
Saving your relationship
Few people go into marriage lightly, which is why couples often do all they can to save their relationships before they accept defeat. However, far too few couples seek out marriage counselling before declaring the relationship is over. When you work with a professional marriage counsellor, you can address the issues that you are facing more effectively to rescue your union.
Marriage counselling and relationship therapy
Professional marriage therapists have the skills needed to resolve conflicts calmly. They can get right to the root of the issue to identify solutions. They can help you find new ways to restore harmony within your marriage and help you communicate more effectively. If you have children, the conflict in your marriage may be affecting them more than you realise. Even if your children haven’t aired their concerns, they may still be suffering substantially. Marriage counselling can make your household a happier, more harmonious one where everyone feels listened to and respected.
Individual, marriage and couples counselling
Your marriage is more likely to improve if you feel able to voice your concerns calmly without showing anger or resentment. Marriage counselling can show you how to be assertive and express yourself without offending your partner or hurting them. It is more likely to work if both partners are willing to embrace it. Counselling can also give you a richer understanding of your spouse’s needs and how to address them. It may also be beneficial if you have never tied the knot but have been together for a long time.
Who is couples counselling and marriage counselling for?
If you feel your marriage is stuck in a rut and requires a little TLC, our marriage counsellors and therapists can assist you. They can help you move past repetitive arguments and treat the underlying issues that cause them. If your partner is unwilling to get involved in talking therapy, you can receive counselling alone. If these sessions prove successful, your partner may wish to join you further down the line.
What really happens in marriage counselling and does it work?
Marriage and couples counselling normally takes place over several sessions. Although not every couple who uses a counsellor stays together, it does have a great track record in saving relationships. Couples counselling can help you remember what attracted you to your partner in the first place. It can help you rediscover intimacy and closeness and find new ways to enjoy each other’s company. If you have been with your partner for several years, you may have gone through several big life changes together. Perhaps you met when you were young and had few responsibilities but now have several children, a mortgage and a demanding job? It’s clear to see how life’s challenges can bring friction to a relationship that was previously free from it.
Do you feel taken for granted in your marriage?
When we have been with our partners every day for several years, we may lose sight of what their needs are. We may forget how to communicate respectfully, clearly or effectively and may start clashing over the same issues time and time again. A couples counsellor can help you get the perspective that you need. Our counsellors are wholly impartial and give no preferential treatment to any party. They can use their skills and experience to give you a better understanding of the causes of conflict and how to deal with them. They can help you understand the relationship between the past and present more effectively, enabling you to overcome everything from infidelity and mistrust to mismatched sex drives, differing parenting values, goals and lifestyle choices.
Bespoke Marriage Counselling
As each couple is different, your counsellor will closely examine your situation to identify the best way to help you. Although some people see counselling as a last resort, it’s best not to wait until your relationship is hanging by a thread before you seek out help. Even if you decide to part after going through counselling together, you may still learn how to communicate more effectively.
This could be vital if you have children together and will therefore remain in each other’s lives.
Best care, truly around the clock
Talk to Online Therapy 247 today if you are seeking first-class marriage counselling services. Our counselling sessions can help you overcome a wide range of relationship problems, improve the mental health of each partner and give you the quality marriage guidance you’re seeking.