Marriage and Couples Counseling – Counselors in Fort Worth TX
Simon remembers the early part of their marriage, when they rarely fought, had dinner together every night, and did kind things for each other. The last few years, he’s been working a lot more, and so they rarely eat together. To add to the stress of his workload, they have two children. His wife stays home with them, but she’s often in a bad mood when Simon does get home.
It’s been months since he and his wife were intimate, and he can’t even imagine what it would take to get them feeling that kind of warmth for each other again. Though they love each other and are committed to the life they’ve built, they’ve really drifted apart.
Simon and his wife are great candidates for couples counseling. They have several problem areas, which is common, but they all stem from drifting apart due to not putting their relationship first. They each have some hurt feelings they’re holding on to, but Thriveworks Fort Worth couples counseling can help them heal.
Signs Your Relationship Needs Help
Your marriage or romantic relationship is the most significant relationship in your life. When it’s out of balance, the rest of your life, no matter how good, will not feel as sweet. Thriveworks Fort Worth counseling has experienced counselors that understand how seriously relationship issues can impact your entire life and your very emotional well-being. Relationship issues can lead to depression and anxiety, so it’s important to take them seriously and give your relationship the attention it deserves.
Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Fighting frequently
- Lack of clear and effective communication
- Disagreement over finances
- Lack of intimacy
- Disagreement over child rearing practices
- Or any other marital strife
If so, contact Thriveworks Fort Worth TX to set up an appointment. We have helped many couples rebuild their relationship into the quality, supportive unit it was meant to be.
The Benefits of Therapy for Couples
The main benefit of therapy for couples is improved communication skills. When two people fall in love, they may take it for granted that they’ll be able to make it work, particularly if they are generally willing to talk things out. But different love languages, and therefore different communication styles, can make it difficult to communicate clearly with each other. Couples therapy can help you learn to speak each other’s languages. Instead of saying something in a way that unintentionally escalates the situation further, you’ll learn how to say things to each other in a way that clearly, calmly, and effectively conveys your message. This doesn’t mean watching every word that comes out of your mouth, but simply understanding that due to different experiences and backgrounds, one sentence can be interpreted in a thousand ways.
One common reason we see couples for relationship counseling is infidelity. Though it’s incredibly painful to find out your partner has stepped outside of the relationship, it is possible to recover. It takes time, work, and commitment, but with improved communication and an understanding of why the infidelity happened in the first place, it is possible.
Couples therapy doesn’t have to be just for couples experiencing marital discord. If one or the other of the partners is struggling with substance abuse or conflict outside the relationship, couples therapy can improve the outcome of that situation as well. Additionally, if one spouse is experiencing depression, marriage therapy, either alone or in combination with antidepressants, can improve outcomes (Waring). The supporting partner will learn what exactly the suffering partner is experiencing and techniques for supporting them more fully. As a result, both partners will be happier with the process of recovery.
Thriveworks Fort Worth Couples and Marriage Therapy
Thriveworks Forth Worth Texas counselors are ready to help you and your partner get on the road to improved communication and a stronger relationship. Because it’s important you quickly receive the help you need, Thriveworks Fort Worth TX counseling does not use a waiting list. Once you reach out we’re usually able to see you within 24 hours. Call us today.
Waring, EM. “The role of marital therapy in the treatment of depressed married women.” Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. 1994.