Improve Your Marriage with Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks Wilbraham, MA
Marriages take a lot of work, patience, and love in order to survive. Take Joel and Sheila from the Netflix original series Santa Clarita Diet. When Sheila accidentally becomes a zombie, she and Joel have to work together to figure out how they’re going to survive with one of them feeding off of the living.
While their situation is very unique, and fictional, married couples can take a lot away from their relationship. They have open communication, they work together, they care for their daughter on a partnership level, and they never leave each other behind. Yes, they do get into arguments like any other couple. But they also know how to effectively work through their issues. They could benefit from speaking to a counselor about their new “lifestyle” that is surely putting pressure on their relationship, but they work pretty well together otherwise. However, that’s not the case for all married couples.
When you love someone, that doesn’t matter. Because it’s not about what you give up, it’s about what you get.” – Joel Hammond
Communication problems, financial strain, parenting conflicts. Every marriage will run into some sort of challenge that is hard to overcome on your own. Fortunately, marriage therapy can help. If your relationship is suffering, lacking, or hanging on by a thread, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks Wilbraham Counseling. These experts specialize in helping couples improve their relationship and overcome past and current problems. If you think that you and your partner could greatly benefit from working with one of our mental health professionals, reach out to our office today. Just call (413) 372-6208 and one of our scheduling specialists will help you get started.
What Is Marriage Counseling?
Marriage therapy helps couples work through conflicts to improve their relationship. It starts by sitting down, openly discussing each other’s feelings, compromising, and solving the problems at hand. Every person has their own unique needs, goals, and values that can influence their relationship. When those needs aren’t being met and partners can’t see eye to eye, it can be devastating. Therapy provides a safe and open space to talk freely about these issues.
What Areas Can Marriage Counseling Help?
Like we’ve briefly discussed, the range of concerns that married couples can go through is vast. While you’re probably not dealing with a zombie problem, you could be dealing with a different challenge. Here are a few issues commonly addressed in marriage therapy:
- Infidelity or an affair by one or both partners
- Financial stress or strain
- Sexual difficulties
- Anger issues
- Parenting disagreements
- Rebellious children
- Lack of trust
- Sexual problems
- Lack of affection and understanding
- Communication problems
If you and your partner are struggling with any of these common marital issues, or something else standing in your way, consider working with a marriage counselor at Thriveworks in Wilbraham.
Methods and Techniques Used in Marriage Counseling
When you and your spouse decide to pursue marriage counseling, you will be assessed both as individuals in order for your therapist to come up with a custom plan of action. Based on both of your needs, they will tackle the problems at hand using a variety of different techniques and methods. Some common methods include:
Traditional talk therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relational life therapy, and emotionally focused therapy
Ways You and Your Partner Will Benefit
Many times, married couples can resolve their problems on their own. However, some need outside professional help to give them a new perspective and an unbiased mediator. Choosing to seek marriage counseling is not always an easy decision. Sometimes it takes a lot of convincing for one partner to another. Getting help does not mean defeat. Therapy can prove to be beneficial for many different reasons. You can expect to improve communication, learn problem-solving skills, learn how to use active listening, strengthen trust, improve connection, set realistic goals, and grow fonder of one another.
Once you leave therapy, you will be equipped with the tools and skills to handle future problems and deescalate them before they get out of hand.
Get Started with a Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Wilbraham, MA
If you and your partner are ready to make meaningful changes to improve your relationship, you’ve come to the right place. At Thriveworks, we are dedicated to providing our clients with comprehensive, compassionate care. To schedule your first appointment, give us a call or visit our online booking portal. We have flexible scheduling options that includes evening and weekend availability in addition to our normal daytime hours. We also offer both in-person and online counseling options because we understand how difficult it can be to make it into the office during a busy week.
We want your marriage to succeed, grow, flourish, and thrive. We can’t wait to meet you!