On average, couples attend marriage counseling for 12 weeks. However, marriage counseling may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples' needs, the challenges they'd like to work through, and the pace of their progress. Marriage counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Bensalem, PA work with their clients to create goals, decide on ideal timelines, and establish treatment plans.
Marriage Counseling in Bensalem, PA—Bucks County Marital Counselors and Therapists
Marriage counseling helps couples to work through conflict and improve their relationship. It can help them to work through problems like a lack of intimacy, jealousy, parenting disagreements, and more. Whatever it is you and your partner might be going through, a marriage counselor can try to help you find common ground and be happy together again.
If you are interested in marriage counseling, consider working with a counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County. Our counselors and therapists are the best of the best, with impressive skills and experience. To schedule an appointment, give us a call or book online to get started.
Exercises that Can Benefit Your Marriage
“Love banking” is a practical and useful theory developed by world-renowned researcher, Dr. John Gottman. When used in marriage, this exercise is one of many that can help couples establish trust and positive energy in their marriage. Thriveworks counselors are trained to put this exercise, as well as many others, into use in your daily life.
The “love banking” theory can be thought of in a simple analogy. Imagine that your relationship is a bank account. Your bank account can be extremely full and wealthy, or it can be overdrawn. Thriveworks counselors can help you learn to see every interaction with your spouse as either a “deposit” or a “withdrawal.”
Understanding the Marriage Bank Account
Withdrawals are any negative talk, fight, insult, request, or demand made of your partner. Couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriage can have a great number of withdrawals in one day.
- If you say “Don’t leave your junk on the floor” — that is a withdrawal
- If you say “Just leave me alone” — that is a withdrawal
- If you say “Take the trash out” — that is a withdrawal
- If you slam the door and walk away — that is a withdrawal
These may sound like simple actions and requests, and some or many may even be innocent and not intended to harm, but they are still withdrawals. Name-calling, swearing, eye-rolling, yelling; these are all even more serious withdrawals.
When our emotional or relational bank account is empty or overdrawn, we feel lonely, angry, resentful, and bitter. None of us wants to bounce checks. This is true for our marriage bank account, as it is true for our real bank accounts. Without making any deposits, even the simplest requests can feel hurtful to your partner because they are not balanced with love and respect.
Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Bensalem
A marriage counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County can help you and your partner understand the marriage bank account, as well as other effective techniques for improving your relationship. If you are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call. We’ll set you up with a skilled, caring, experienced counselor or psychologist. You could even have your first appointment within 24 hours, as most new clients do.
We look forward to putting our skills to work and helping you improve your marriage. Call us today or book online to get started.