Romance novels and movies often paint an unrealistic picture of the “perfect” relationship. Though the main characters may go through some form of drama, they often get through it easily enough and end up living happily ever after.
While that makes for great light-hearted entertainment, relationships in real life are much more complicated. When a relationship is brand new and you’re both feeling the glow of falling in love, you may only see the wonders of being together. But as time goes by, there are bound to be highs and lows.
Maybe you haven’t been feeling the same level of intimacy that you once did. Perhaps you notice your interests getting consistently pushed aside by work obligations. Or maybe you feel like you’re walking on eggshells around your partner. Even friends and other family members can interfere with your relationship and marriage.
Regardless of why your relationship may be hitting a bump in the road, it doesn’t mean it’s time to give up. Even famous couples like pop singer Pink and her husband, Carey Hart, experience marital issues. Other couples like Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have all publicly reflected on the benefits of going to couples counseling.
Talk to anyone who has had an enduring, satisfying relationship and you’ll learn that it takes work. During the hardest moments, the couples counselors and marriage therapists at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR are here for you.
Common Reasons To Seek Out Relationship Counseling With a Mental Health Professional
One of the main reasons relationships collapse is because people give up. They either keep their troubles to themselves until they can’t take it anymore and call it quits after the first blowout, or they let their problems spiral out of control.
Marriage and family therapists can help you with many of the typical problems that get in the way of a happy relationship. Reasons to seek out counseling services include:
- Difficulty juggling busy schedules to find time to connect
- A lack of intimacy or a feeling of no longer being wanted
- Dishonesty or infidelity
- Feelings of possessiveness and jealousy
- Struggles with mental health issues
- Struggles with substance abuse
- Interference from people outside your relationship
- Problems at work
- Financial problems placing a strain on your relationship
- Child-rearing issues
- Difficulty accepting negative habits
Healthy relationships are built on trust, acceptance, open communication, and compromise. Our licensed marriage and family therapists will work closely with you to help you improve your relationship. Find out how family therapy at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR could help make your relationship stronger.
How Does Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?
If you recognize that there is a problem in your relationship and you want to fix it, it’s not too late. Counseling services provide you with a safe and confidential where you and your partner can openly speak about issues with an experienced mental health professional.
Our couples counselors can help find the best approach to resolve your specific issues. Some common types of couples therapy include narrative therapy, the Gottman Method, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and emotionally focused therapy (EFT).
Your relationship counselor may encourage you to speak about your current stresses, your childhood experiences, or any other issues that may be contributing to your problems. You may learn new communication skills or coping mechanisms to more collaboratively work through your issues. Even your mental health or physical health concerns could be affecting the way you interact with each other.
If you’re ready to see what marriage counseling and couples therapy can do for you, schedule an appointment at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR.
Schedule Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR
At Thriveworks, we’re here to help you to build a solid relationship that can weather life’s storms. Our marriage counseling and couples therapy services can help you to heal wounded hearts, communicate more effectively, and show each other how much your partnership matters.
Our licensed counselors are ready to help you to take the first step. We schedule appointments within 24 hours of the time you reach out to us and offer appointment flexibility during the week, in the evenings, and on weekends. We also offer virtual couples therapy appointments by phone or video conferencing in case that is more convenient than visiting our Fayetteville office.
We accept most forms of health insurance and offer a number of enrollment benefits including app-based scheduling capabilities, access to your counselor in between appointments, and 24-hour Q&A with a life coach. If you’re ready to repair your relationship, schedule an appointment with a couples therapist at Thriveworks in Fayetteville, AR today.