Some of our most joyful experiences are with our partner or spouse: Positive memories from the time you first met, your first date, your first kiss, your first home. That time he spilled coffee all over his pants and you laughed for 5 minutes straight. That time she showed up at your door unannounced just to tell you that she missed you.
On the flip side, some of our most frustrating and upsetting experiences are with our partner or spouse, too: Memories you’d rather not remember from your first fight, your first “I’m sleeping on the couch,” your first, “Maybe we shouldn’t be together.” That time he refused to hear your side of the story. That time she threatened to leave and never look back.
You can’t save a relationship unless both people are equally invested.
It takes a joint effort to make it work. One person trying will never be enough.”
The reality is that relationships are give and take. They come with both joy and fury. They’re filled with both special memories and those you’d rather forget. They take time, effort, and work, every single day. And each individual has to be equally committed to keep the relationship alive. Fortunately, there is another individual who can help the two of you build and maintain a happy relationship: a marriage counselor or couples therapist. These professionals have the expertise and the experience to help and support your relationship. If you think that you could find benefit in working with a relationship expert, reach out to Thriveworks Missouri Counseling. You can schedule an online marriage counseling or couples therapy appointment today.
How Do Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling Work?
Think back to your most recent disagreement with your significant other or spouse: How did it go? Were you able to talk to and understand each other? Or was your disagreement filled with contempt, interruptions, and other poor instances of communication? If the answer is the latter, don’t be embarrassed or ashamed. This is the case for most couples. The truth is that we all need a little help from time to time or could benefit from a third party’s mediation and viewpoint. On that note, a couples therapist or marriage counselor can provide this mediation, outside perspective, guidance, and support.
In addition, couples therapists and marriage counselors can help couples work through specific issues. They will get to know you and your partner in the first session or two, and then they’ll be able to design an effective treatment plan for your relationship. You can trust that they’ll make an informed treatment decision, based on the needs that you and your partner identify in your first meeting with them.
Common Relationship Issues Discussed in Couples and Marriage Counseling
Couples therapy or marriage counseling can look drastically different from one couple to the next. Why? Because as we just mentioned, counseling is built around each couples’ needs. So, in one instance, couples therapy might be focused on helping the couple develop conflict resolution skills. In another instances, marriage counseling might be focused on helping the couple improve their connection and intimacy.
In any case, specific relationship issues are almost always discussed in couples and marriage counseling. These relationship issues might include:
- Sex problems
- Lack of intimacy
- Money issues
- Parenting disagreements
- Behavioral issues in children
- Poor communication
- Managing household responsibilities
In any case, the couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks Missouri would be happy to help you and your partner work through your conflicts. They’ll guide you in confronting your problems and building a happier, healthier partnership.
Schedule Online Couples or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Missouri
We’ve seen that couples can make great strides in their relationship by working with a counselor right from home. That’s right, couples therapy and marriage counseling at Thriveworks Missouri is entirely online! Our couples therapists and marriage counselors can help you and your partner in a virtual environment, either by phone or video. In either case, you can look forward to making meaningful changes and advancements in your relationship with a skilled, caring provider.
If you would like to explore the benefits of online counseling with your partner, please reach out to our Thriveworks Missouri Counseling office. We’re here and we’re ready for you. Our counselors are devoted to helping couples improve their relationships, and they want to help as soon as it’s convenient for you.