If you are struggling with problems in your marriage it is generally best for both you and your spouse to come in for counseling together. At times we may hold one or two individual sessions with each of you alone, but always with the intent to bring you together again and work on your marriage. Couples in all walks of life from dating to newlyweds to couples who have been together for many, many years can benefit from learning better ways to communicate, resolve their differences, and improve their marital relationship.
Couples come in for help with many things. Marriage counseling can help couples understand communication styles, personality differences, and other challenges impeding emotional closeness and progress in the relationship. Couples can learn to problem-solve, compromise, express love, and work through conflict and disagreements in ways that bring them closer to one another.
Common issues couples seek help for include:
- Communication breakdown
- Conflict resolution skills
- Intimacy issues
- Blended family issues
- Mental health challenges
- Dealing with pornography addiction
- Separation and divorce
- In-law and other family conflicts