Do you and your spouse spend a lot of time arguing? Does each passing year mark a furtherance from one another or a deepening connection? Do you feel more like you’re playing on either side of the tennis net instead of on the same side, working together?
Marriage can either be an incredibly nourishing aspect of your life, or it can tear you apart. Or worse — it can make you feel completely numb. You should expect your relationship to move you forward in life, not pull you back from what you really want. If you feel like your relationship is more curse than blessing, then it’s time we sit down for a talk and see what can be done.
Perhaps you don’t have any major issues with your spouse, but want an even deeper connection. In either case (the “better” or the “worse”), Thriveworks Grand Rapids Marriage Counseling is here to help.
Not next year, not next month, not in a few weeks — NOW. What are you waiting for? It’s only your life that we’re talking about, and it’s passing by with each moment.
Your marriage can thrive. We can help make sure that it does. It’s what we’re here for.
Put Your Marriage on the Right Track
How do did you spouse go from being your soulmate to becoming your archnemesis? It’s a fair question, and deserves immediate attention.
During all the exciting first dates, hand holding, laughing, affectionate moments and perhaps even into raising children, it’s easy to lose sight of why you got on this crazy ride in the first place. If it wasn’t to make each others’ lives better and if you’re not continually working on making each others’ lives better, then there’s a problem.
That problem, more often than not, is that two seemingly well-intentioned people signed a “Till death to us part” contract before even understanding what kind of commitment that really is, much less even the kind of open communication that requires.
No, we can’t set back the clocks and start over again, but what we can do is take some time to acknowledge where things are right now — in the full and brutal objectivity of true honesty — and figure out where to go from here. There are many causes that could bring a couple to the point where they don’t want to spend another second with one another, let alone the better part of their lives, when there is so much pain and hurt. We will talk about the causality, sure. It’s important. But what’s even more important is what do we do know with the information and experiences we now have.
With a Thriveworks Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Marriage Counselor, you and your spouse will discuss:
- Quality time
- Harmful communication patterns and how to fix them
- How to REALLY communicate
- Honesty, honesty, honesty
- Developing mutual respect
- Intimacy and commitment issues
- Mutual understanding and acceptance
- Active listening techniques
- Anger management
- And much, much more
You Found the Right Place
Our counselors and coaches are leaders in the field. At Thriveworks Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Marriage Counseling, we are part of an ever-growing, national network of mental health practitioners who aim to provide the best therapy service possible. As such, many of our clinicians are featured in trusted media outlets such as Prevention, CNN, Counseling Today, The Boston Globe and more.
We have worked with couples of all kinds: those just getting started on their path and others who have been married for decades. Couples that are still drooling over each other on a daily basis, and others that want to buy a plane ticket and some hair dye.
Really, we’ve seen it all. There’s no scenario you can present to us that you should feel the need to be embarrassed about. Furthermore, our depth of experience in working with other couples means that we have the knowledge that it takes to know what works and what doesn’t, depending on what you’re going through, where you’ve been and who you both are as individuals. Our sessions will be tailored to your needs, and won’t follow a simplistic guidebook.
We’re also available to meet with you tomorrow. We don’t believe in waiting lines, we believe in counseling. We want you to be able to start moving on a better path as soon as possible, and what better time than the present moment. (It’s all we really have, anyway — the past and future are but memories and projections.)
Let’s do this thing. Whether things are fairly happy or fairly heated, we are here to help. Your marriage should bring your fulfillment and joy. Call us at 616-425-2176 or click the button below. Let us help you find the way to a fulfilling, deepening relationship with the love of your life.