Raleigh, NC Couples Counseling, Marriage Therapy

Raleigh, NC Couples Counseling—Relationship, Marriage, Spouse Therapy

If you’re stuck in a relationship that doesn’t fulfill you, but you don’t want to give up, it’s normal to feel frustrated, sad, confused, and resentful. The good news is that you don’t have to stay in this cycle forever. Read these five tips to help you recharge your relationship and then contact Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC for personalized help with your marriage or relationships.

1. Communicate your way out of a rut

One of the most common reasons couples stop feeling connected is because they’ve stopped talking to each other. They no longer share the details of their day, they don’t talk about their future together, and they don’t communicate their concerns about their relationship. Sit down with your partner, talk to them about how you feel, and be open to them doing the same.

2. Remember that it’s all in the action

Communication is an important first step but it’s not enough on its own. You must back up your words with actions. Depending on the specific issues in your relationship, there are a number of actions you could take. It may be as simple as helping with laundry or as complicated as ending a complex relationship in your life that your partner is uncomfortable with. Whatever the situation is, it’s important to take action when necessary.

3. Don’t expect magical overnight results

A quick fix would be nice but it’s not realistic. Let go of the idea that you must fix everything right now. Set reasonable expectations that include room for both growth and steps back. Building and maintaining a healthy relationship is a lifelong process.

4. Stay on top of your issues

It’s a wonderful feeling to go through a rough patch and come out the other side. However, remember that if you don’t continue to do the things that let to the troubling time, you’ll end up in another rough patch. “Couples face different challenges in their individual lives and in their couple life over time,” explains Victoria Baxter, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Thriveworks in Raleigh. “Counseling can help couples move through these transitions and challenges more aware and insightful of their strengths and weaknesses, leading to long term positive changes.” 

5. Don’t hyperfocus on what isn’t working

It’s tempting to focus on all the things that aren’t working. While it is important to discuss those issues don’t forget to remember why you’re together in the first place. Share your gratitude with your partner and let them know what they’re doing right.

All relationships are complicated and all of them go through their ups and downs. When you need help, reach out to a Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC and let our experienced providers give you the guidance you need to get through this troubling time.

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Ava Baker

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Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
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I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
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Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
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Kim is an amazing counselor. There have only been three persons I trusted with my story. One was a therapist that seemed more uncomfortable than I was after I shared. The next was an awesome therapist that passed away. Before he died he introduced our group to someone new. We were all very reluctant to have to share with someone new, after taking years to disclose out abuse to anyone. Kim is amazing. She allows us to share when we feel comfortable, and seems to know when to just listen and when a reply is needed. It’s very hard to share, to open up and expose ourselves to anyone. I trust and recommend Kim. When I have a rough day or a bad memory, I don’t have to hold on to it. I take it to my safe place, the room where a victim without a voice transforms into a person that matters. It is a safe place where I don’t have to take the burdens I walk in with back out with me.
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I would have never considered going to a support group or receiving counseling because I was raised to think that you should just get over it, or if you talk to a counselor you are “crazy.” I have to say that I was definitely taught wrong. I have went through so much, from being in an extremely violent and controlling relationship, as well as other trauma& I am so glad I connected with Kim, and am finally able to heal. Kim is very supportive and nonjudgemental& I highly recommend her!!
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Counselor – Kim Henley

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I feel comfortable opening up about my issues

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Love the space! The colors are inviting, comfortable, soothing, and relaxing. I love that tea and coffee is offered in the waiting room. And my therapist is WONDERFUL!!!
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    Raleigh, NC 27615

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    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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