Joining two lives together is not often an easy process. Years of living alone can make each person very set in their ways, and uneasy about the changes of everyday habits.
Even simple changes like when or how to do laundry and dishes can create confusion and disagreement. Each person comes into the relationship with certain expectations and values, which are not always shared by their spouse.
Whichever way your relationship has gone, you may still benefit from marriage counseling or couples therapy. No matter how long a couple has been together, new issues can arise that cause strife, and old issues that have never been fully settled can resurface.
Marriage counseling and couples therapy at Thriveworks Conway, AR can offer partners who are struggling to find common ground or simply want to improve their relationship can find solace and support. We encourage couples to consider whether talking to a provider via couples therapy or marriage counseling could help bring them closer together.
What Is Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling?
In couples therapy and marriage counseling sessions, the first step in making a change toward improving the relationship is identifying the change that you want to make. You may only know that you are very unhappy in your relationship, but may be completely unable to express what you would like to be different.
Alternatively, you may have a list of things that you want to change in your marriage, and need help making this a reality. Identifying the most serious stressors in your relationship is very important in creating a new reality for your marriage or relationship.
There may be certain “hot button” issues that cause problems for you and your spouse every time they come up. The solution to these types of issues is usually to deal with them openly and honestly—but that’s where a therapist can assist.
Do I Need Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling?
You and your partner might benefit from couples therapy or relationship counseling if any of the following issues sound familiar:
- Communication blocks
- Problems with in-laws and extended family
- Anger, such as yelling, slamming doors, swearing
- Dependency and/or codependency
- Family planning, to have or not have children
- Parenting issues and disagreements
- Jealousy, lack of trust
- Unresolved issues from past relationships
This is just a partial list of issues that couples can face. You may know exactly what issues your marriage faces, or you may be unsure of where you fall on this list, but just know that a happier relationship is possible.
Whatever issues you and your spouse are facing, Thriveworks marriage counselors are ready and able to walk through them with you.
Schedule Couples Therapy or Relationship Counseling with Thriveworks Conway
Seeking counseling shows that you have a great deal of respect and hope for your relationship. When you choose to connect with an experience provider at Thriveworks Conway, AR, you’ll:
- Received personalized mental health care for your unique needs
- Meet with your therapist quickly and easily via video—or, meet with them in person
- Get affordable mental health care covered by insurance
- Experience therapy that works—get evidence-based therapy from expert relationship counselors
Thriveworks counselors can be your trusted partner in creating the marriage that you know is possible. Reach out to schedule a session by phone, or go online to book today. Marriage counseling and couples therapy could offer relief and newfound intimacy in your relationship or marriage.