Marriage Counseling

Helping you solve your relationship problems

People say that relationships are hard work, but you wish that your marriage wasn’t this hard. You probably want to improve your relationship, have your spouse be a source of support, and bring back the love and connection that you once had. Maybe there are unresolved issues that you would like to address. You may want to learn better communication skills in order to minimize conflict and to deepen the connection you have with each other.

Although every couple is different and has their own unique strengths and challenges, I tend to see certain problems occur more frequently than others. Here are some common relationship problems that I can help with:

  • Communication
  • Fighting constantly about seemingly minor issues
  • Issues with extended family
  • Anger and resentment
  • Conflicts about raising children
  • Financial problems
  • Work/life balance
  • Emotional or physical affairs
  • Small disagreements often escalate into big arguments
  • Sexual problems
  • Lack of support or respect

I tailor the counseling process to each couple depending on your needs. Usually I will work with you together as a couple and there are situations where meeting with you separately may be the most helpful. Sessions are usually 45 minutes long and most couples find that they get the best results by meeting with me weekly. The following is a list of things that we may work on as part of the marriage counseling process over time:

  • Learn and practice new relationship skills
  • Address underlying issues
  • Improve each person’s ability to listen
  • Deal with a current crisis such as infidelity or threats of divorce
  • Learn to express more affection and respect
  • Identify and change unhelpful relationship patterns
  • Manage conflict
  • Learn to express negative emotions in constructive ways
  • Help both partners get their needs met
  • Become more optimistic about the relationship
  • Learn to reconnect after an argument

Your issues will be addressed in a safe and supportive environment so that you can have the relationship you want. Call me for more information or to set up an initial consultation.