John and Amy have been married for a little over two years now. Amy is ready to start having children, but John is still on the fence. Because they got married a little later in life, Amy feels like she does not have much time left before it gets harder for her to conceive. Because of this stressful topic, she and John are arguing more than usual. Smaller things like putting away the dishes and picking up a few things from the grocery store end up in heated debates. Amy doesn’t know how else to communicate what she is feeling to John and John doesn’t understand why she is so eager to have a baby right now. They decide to go to marriage counseling.
If things get tough, remember the journey you started together.
Remember why you first fell in love. Don’t give up easily.”
No matter if you have been dating for six months or have been married for over 10 years, relationships take work. More often than not, the “honeymoon phase” of relationships come and go without us even realizing it. Once you get more comfortable with your partner and smaller things come to light, you may end up bickering more than you bargained for. When your arguments start to get too hard to handle or if you and your partner are experiencing a hardship in your relationship, you may benefit from the help of a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The marriage counselors and couples therapists at Thriveworks Utah have helped many, many couples through their obstacles. Ready to get started? Schedule an online appointment with us.
Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy: Does it Work?
We understand that every couple’s situation is unique. There is also no clear-cut way to work through the challenges you are facing. However, the counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Utah have the education, training, and skills to help you tackle your issues. During your first sessions, your counselor will assess you and your partner as individuals in order to better understand how to fix the problems you are having. At the end of the day, you and your partner are both your own person. It is hard to function together when you can’t function alone.
Once your therapist has a better understanding of your situation, they will come up with a special plan of action based on your needs. In doing so, they will teach you tips and tricks on how to better manage future concerns and overcome present problems. Some of those tools could include:
- Communication techniques
- How to listen to your partner, not just “hear” what they are saying
- Identify the root problems of your relationship
- Increase respect for each other
These are just a few things you will learn during your time with a psychologist at Thriveworks Utah. In instances when you and your partner are unable to effectively communicate, work together, or resolve past trauma, your couples therapist can help you make tough decisions like whether or not you and your partner should stay together. Sometimes, it’s healthier for couples to split up and that is totally okay! We will help you do whatever you can in order to get you to a spot of mutual respect and understanding before something like that has to happen. Either way, we are here to provide you with support and guidance.
Are My Partner and I Right for Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling?
If you have a problem at hand, no matter how big or small you think it is, chances are you would benefit from speaking to a professional about your concerns. Here is a list of a few common reasons why we see couples seek counseling:
- Poor communication
- Lack of trust
- Low self-esteem
- Financial strain
- Parenting concerns
- Disagreement in values
- Intimacy problems
- Work/life balance
- Major life changes
As we mentioned before, we understand how every couple faces their unique challenges. Sometimes, there is no particular problem, but the fun and joy have faded out. Maybe you don’t feel connected in the same way you used to. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Utah Counseling work with all types of relationships and are ready to help.
Schedule an Online Appointment with a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist in Utah
Ready to get to work? Great! You can schedule an appointment with us through our online booking portal or by giving us a call. You and your partner can choose between a session over the phone or via video chat. Both options are easy, comfortable, and effective. In addition, we have flexible scheduling options and have appointment times during the day, evenings, and weekends. We work with your schedule to see you as soon as possible. We can’t wait to hear from you!