As wedding season and engagements seem to abound around us, the reminders of young love and happy devotion flourish. But perhaps these are painful reminders for you, of what once was? Perhaps this season of happiness for so many, just brings to mind the pain of your own relationships?
With every invitation or save the date are you freshly made aware of the challenges you and your spouse might be facing? Perhaps it’s not even that evident, and you simply don’t have the peace of mind you believe you should in your marriage. Or maybe your relationship doesn’t bring you as much joy as you want it to. Maybe you just desire a deeper connection with the person you love and know that it is possible.
At the end of the day, if you are craving something more from your marital relationship, at Thriveworks, we can help you identify what that something is, and find out how to get it; we can help you and your spouse get the fulfillment your relationship deserves.
Finding the Source of the Relationship Problem
You’re not alone. These questions plague marriages all around us. Everybody knows one out of every two marriages will probably end in divorce, yet the old adage that, “Love is all is you need,” still persists. The fact of the matter, however, is that that is simply not true — if it were, that puppy love would sustain and fulfill us. The truth of the matter is that no relationship is immune to difficulties, problems, pain, or frustration. Some of the more common problems include:
- A lack of communication
- Seemingly pointless arguments
- Parenting struggles
- Haunting pasts
- Insecurity about the future
- Overburdened schedules
- Competing careers
Are you experiencing any of these? While human relationships are never that simple the good news, however, is that human relationships are organic — we can change and grow them and reach the potentials we dream of. Don’t get me wrong, of course we need that budding love, but we also need healthy communication and mutual respect and understanding.
Thriveworks Knoxville Marriage Counseling Is Here: You’re Not Alone
Thriveworks Knoxville Marriage Therapy (or “Marital Counseling Service”) is here to help nurture that growth and change through Couples Counseling. At Thriveworks, we have a “no waiting list policy” for couples counseling — a licensed professional will meet with you as soon as possible to help you begin your journey to that abiding relationship you know is possible.
Regardless of the source of the pain in your marriage, marital therapy can help identify and address it. Simply identifying the actual source of the misunderstanding is the beginning of the healing and growing process. With a Thriveworks Couples Counselor helping you through every step of the way, couples can learn how to identify the source of their conflicts, establish methods for overcoming those problems, and enjoy their relationship as it grows to the heights of emotional intimacy they imagined when they said “I do” — whether that was weeks, months, years, or even decades ago.
In fact, once the source of the problem has been identified, and you know where you want your relationship to go, most people find that the change is easier than they ever thought possible.
Now, moving towards a healthy relationship means undergoing growth and change. That growth and change might look like any number of daunting things in life.
For example, it might include:
- Learning to identify and acknowledge problems
- Understanding the source of those problems
- Listening to how your partner sees those problems
- Respecting those feelings
- Simply being honest and clear about your own feelings and emotions
- Overcoming negative patterns of behavior
- Developing new methods that foster healthy communication
- Maintaining intimacy — emotional as well as sexual
- Dealing with underlying psychological issues or addictions
Our Marriage Counselors Want To Help
At Thriveworks Knoxville marriage therapy, we know that may sound overwhelming — and if you try to do it alone, it really is overwhelming. You might feel intimidated to confront your spouse or partner with your concerns and emotions. You might feel incapable of changing long-lasting negative cycles of behavior. It may even seem a hopelessly lost cause to try to find the source of the problem.
But it doesn’t have to be any of that, and you are not alone. With a Thriveworks Marriage Therapist to guide you through the process, you and your spouse can tackle any relationship issue — big or small, old or new.
While human relationships are probably the most complex parts of our lives, they are also probably the least prepared for parts of our lives. We seek legal counsel when we have a legal problem or want to plan for the future. We seek financial advice when we want to invest or start planning for retirement. But in probably the most complex area of our lives, we as a society, rarely seek the right counsel. At Thriveworks, our counselors have the expertise and professionalism to help you make that happen, to find simple and practical solutions to the complex problems you and your spouse face.
We can help you cut to the source of the problem. We can help you create and develop new, healthy ways of overcoming these absorbing problems. Most importantly, at Thriveworks, we focus on what works for you — what helps you overcome what is difficult for you so you can have a fulfilling future. We don’t apply “cookie-cutter advice,” we work with you and fully appreciate your goals and our desire is to help improve your life.
It’s Easier Than You Think: Your First Marriage Counseling Session Within 24 Hours
Help is just a phone call or email away — we have appointments available immediately. Your struggle can end today. Let us help you create the healthy, respectful, loving, and flourishing relationship that you both need and want. Let us help you create the happiness you and your spouse long for — the happiness you deserve.
The way we see it, if you are ready to move forward, we are ready to lend a hand. Now is the time.