Salem Marriage Counseling—Counselors and Therapists in Salem, MA
Marriage is the ultimate commitment. It’s a promise to stand by your partner’s side for the rest of your lives. It’s an agreement to work through all of the difficult, stressful, infuriating obstacles that might come your way. But we don’t have to explain this commitment to you. If you’re on this page, you’ve likely already made this commitment, and you might even be questioning this commitment that you made—especially if you and your spouse are struggling to work through a conflict or see eye-to-eye. If this is the case, you’ve come to the right place.
Marriage doesn’t guarantee you will be together forever; it’s only paper.
It takes love, respect, trust, understanding, friendship, and faith
in your relationship to make it last.”
Thriveworks Salem Counseling is here to reassure you that marriage counseling can help. It can help you and your spouse work through any challenges at hand, prepare for future challenges, and also make the informed decision on where your relationship is destined to go next. In other words, some people are better off apart. If you and your spouse come to this conclusion, your marriage counselor can provide support and help you separate amicably.
You can schedule a marriage counseling session at Thriveworks Salem Counseling today. All you have to do is call our office. When you call, you’ll be presented with both in-person and online counseling options. Choose what works best for you, your partner, and your relationship. Whatever you choose, our marriage counselors will be happy to work with you.
How Can Marriage Counseling Help?
Are you wondering if couples therapy or marriage counseling is worthwhile? You’re probably wondering what actually happens during a therapy session. Couples therapy and marriage counseling is a form of psychotherapy in which both partners are encouraged to attend. However, in some cases one party may be more hesitant, or even refuse to attend. Also, if the counselor finds it beneficial, he or she may choose to meet the clients separately.
Either way, one of the primary goals of couples and marriage counseling is to educate the participants—providing them with the tools to manage their relationship conflicts. Some of the skills and techniques taught include:
- Emotional control
- Improved listening skills
- Negotiation techniques
- How-to deescalate conflicts
Couples and marriage counseling sessions last between 45-90 minutes on average, depending on the particular therapist and the needs of the participants. That said, there are no cast-iron guidelines on how long a couple should attend relationship counseling for—some people will observe an improvement after a month, while others will require more time to see the progress. Timeframes are always unique to a couple’s situation.
Are We Better Off Apart?
If you and your spouse are at a crossroads in your marriage, you might be wondering if marriage counseling is even worth the effort. We want you to know that salvaging a relationship at all costs is not necessarily the best course of action. In many cases, parting ways on amicable terms is the best conclusion for a couple.
However, despite this ambiguity, couples therapy or marriage counseling can be an effective solution to resolving a relationship impasse, for better or for worse. Counselors can guide couples to either of the conclusions – that reconciliation is possible, or that ending their relationship amicably is the only suitable course. A knowledgeable therapist will be able to facilitate both scenarios and help lessen the chances of a permanent fallout following the separation.
Work with a Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Salem Counseling
Here at Thriveworks Salem we believe that when a couple chooses to seek the professional support of a couples therapist or marriage counselor, they are always making a positive step—it is proof that the partners at question are willing to work for a happier future, irrespective of the final outcome.
Marriage counselors at Thriveworks Salem are trained to be impartial, nonjudgmental and always act in the upmost confidence with our clients. They have a depth of experience that allows them to work with all individuals, at all stages of their relationships. We understand how to best help our clients—no matter who they are or what problems they approach us with. We believe that change is possible; better yet, we believe that our marriage counselors can help you achieve this change. Consider reach out to us today to arrange your first couples or marriage counseling session. We look forward to it.