Take a moment to think back on all of the animated movies about love and romance that you’ve likely watched as a child; you know the ones… a dreamy-eyed young maiden wishes to find her true love, some magic dust gets sprinkled on a vegetable or two, and then a charming prince sweeps her up, and they sail off into the sunset on his father’s yacht. Ok, so maybe I’m mixing a few of those together, but they almost always end with the phrase, “…and they lived happily ever after.” But have you ever wondered why the writers never bothered to show the “happily ever after” (marriage) part of the story? Maybe they haven’t quite figured that part out…
For most of us, the idea of never-ending, all-conquering romantic love has been taught to us over and over again throughout our youth. People have become so indoctrinated with this idea that more often than not they enter into relationships, especially marriage, with very unrealistic expectations. The truth is that love isn’t a feeling – it’s a decision, and it’s one that must be intentionally made every single day. It’s been said that our feelings are just as likely to be the result of our actions as our actions are of being the result of our feelings. Maybe that sounds a bit confusing, but it basically means that if we choose to act a certain way even when we don’t “feel like it”, our feelings about that particular act will, over time, become positive. This is a crucial part of building a successful marriage, but it’s not easy!
Let’s face it, marriage isn’t a fairytale… It’s hard work.
Building a solid marriage is some of the most difficult, yet most gratifying, work you will ever do. However, it doesn’t just happen – it takes time, effort, and good information. A great source for that information can be found in marriage counselors. That’s where Thriveworks Charlottesville, VA Marriage Counseling can help. Our team of highly skilled and experienced professional counselors, therapists, and Psychologists are enthusiastic about helping you to strengthen your marriage relationship with your spouse. If you live in the Charlottesville, VA area, please call us today to start strengthening and repairing your marriage.
We Are Prepared For Anything
Thriveworks Marriage Counseling Charlottesville, VA can handle anything you send our way. Whether you want to refine the relationship skills you already have, or gain an experienced outside perspective on your challenges, our counseling team is here to help you progress toward achieving your marriage goals. Relationships are delicate and require careful, continual nurturing; and we understand that marriages occasionally are in need of serious help. If your marriage feels like it’s crumbling, we can help you rebuild your bond and re-establish your foundation.
Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Financial stress
- Time management
- Anger or resentment
- Establishing trust
See a Marriage Counselor This Week
Even if you think there’s no way for your marriage to be whole again, please don’t give up. A new day will come, and with it, new possibilities! You and your spouse may be on the brink of making a life-changing decision – to part ways or to do the difficult, but rewarding, work to stay together. Time is of the essence – we get that. That’s why we have no waiting lists here at Thriveworks Marriage Counseling Charlottesville, VA.
We’re ready to walk beside you and help to rebuild your marriage relationship.
Call us today at (434) 812-4009 and see a caring marriage counselor this week, possibly even today.