Marital therapy or couples counseling is valuable in helping people discover more meaningful relationship with the people they are partnered with. By meeting with a therapist as the “outsider-looking-in”, a couple can discover new ways to interact with each other that reduces the conflicts many couples face in their lives together. Marital/couples therapy can help a couple to reconnect and learn more effective ways to communicate with each other. Couples therapy also helps each individual learn what sort of changes they can make individually, in order to enhance the relationship.
Successful marriages require a commitment not only to one another, but also to the relationship itself. Marriages succeed when a couple is able to communicate effectively and negotiate through crisis and discord when it occurs. Also by learning how to compromise and value the other, marriages and life committed relationships can be successful.
Marital and couples therapy can help with the following issues:
- Overcoming marital infidelity (“cheating”)
- Building trust in the relationship
- Increasing communication skills
- Increasing intimacy
- Sexual problems/issues
- Arguing or “fighting”
- Anger issues
- Lack of passion
- Rebuilding connections
- Parenting issues
- Domestic violence
- Relating to extended family or in-laws
- Step-children or “blended families