Couples and Marriage Counseling – Therapists in Columbia SC

All couples can experience challenges in their relationship from time to time, especially as the years go by. Don’t let issues or disagreements get the better of you, though. If you’re not seeing eye to eye like you used to, you may be interested in learning how Columbia SC marriage therapy can help.

If you’re feeling unsure about the idea, consider it like an investment in your relationship. If you’re feeling ill, you see the doctor; if your car isn’t running properly, you take it to a mechanic. Don’t deny your marriage the support or maintenance it so deserves.

The Highs and Lows of Relationships

As mentioned earlier, it’s not uncommon for partnerships to have highs and lows, but that doesn’t mean they should be ignored or taken lightly. If you’re experiencing more of the downs than the ups, perhaps it’s time to try Columbia SC couples counseling and move forward, happier and stronger, together.

An Otherwise Happy Partnership

Quite often, couples initially dismiss the idea of seeking help because their relationship has been good overall. They might think it’s “not bad enough” to warrant therapy. But why wait until things get even worse? A little help now might prevent bigger issues in the future.

Experts in Marriage Therapy

Regardless of the issue you’re facing, our therapists can help you find resolution—they’ve heard it all and have a wide range of experience with the challenges spouses can face.

  • Are you having trouble communicating with each other?
  • Do you find yourself struggling to control your anger?
  • Is your partner frustrated that you work too much?
  • Are you struggling to raise children when you come from two different cultural backgrounds?
  • Do you fear your spouse may be unfaithful?

93% of couples recently surveyed by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy reported that after seeing a professional counselor, they felt far better equipped to deal with disagreements or issues that may arise in the future.

Whatever is at the heart of your worries, sensitive and discreet Columbia SC marital therapists are available to address them, providing you with appropriate guidance and support.

Why Try Couples Counseling?

Still not sure whether marriage therapy is the right choice for you and your spouse? Consider this: counseling is excellent for couples that know they have issues in their relationship, but are stuck on how to fix them. This is more common than you may think! If you know something doesn’t quite feel right between you and your partner, a professional can help you move forward and achieve resolution. What’s more, therapy can also help both of you develop better problem solving and communication skills that will benefit you for years to come.

Navigating Through the Tough Times

Despite best efforts and intentions, sometimes it turns out divorce is the only option—even after participating in therapy. It may be the case that a breakup is the healthiest choice for each person involved.

Some people are quick to point out that approximately 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Don’t let that put you off trying, or make you feel like you’re just giving up! That statistic has actually been quite constant for the last three decades; the difference is lately our society has eased up on the stigma that once came with divorce.

Lately, couples have been more willing—and perhaps feel more able—to admit when things aren’t working. It’s made them more open to therapy, which often has a positive outcome. It’s also assured them that they can speak up and move on if they feel it’s the best option.

Have you and your spouse made the decision to divorce? You may still wish to pursue Columbia SC couples counseling in order to resolve your situation. This is especially beneficial for former partners who will be co-parenting children, and can result in far less stress and acrimony.

Are you open to exploring your relationship through counseling, even if the possibility of divorce is on the table? A skilled therapist can help, whether you want to give your marriage another shot or would like to move on in a way that’s respectful of you and your spouse.

Think back to when you exchanged wedding vows. Of course, divorce isn’t where you expected you’d end up, but it is possible to work through it in a healthy way that minimizes negativity. A professional therapist can facilitate this challenging period of transition.

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Whatever stage you’re at or challenge you’re experiencing, we’d be happy to help. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss setting up an initial appointment with an Columbia SC marriage therapist.

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