Marriage therapy or couples counseling is very effective in helping partners identify and resolve conflict through learning the 6 Steps of Healthy Communication. These steps help improve understanding, increase empathy and ultimately heal relationships. Couples are guided in building more positive emotional connections, which are achieved by consistent Daily and Weekly Sharpening the Ax of the relationship. With sharper axes couples learn to cut through marital challenges, faster and with less energy and emotional injuries.
Couples counseling teaches couples how to work through relationship bumps and mountains and build emotional closeness. As partners learn each other’s emotional needs and develop the capacity to meet them, resolving differences and solving problems in healthier ways comes more naturally and couples discover deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
Premarital counseling can be very helpful for seriously dating and engaged partners. It can help developing couples to learn the same skills that are effective in helping married and committed couples create a happy and healthy marriage and relationship before starting life together.
Common issues for couples looking for help through therapy:
- Communication problems
- Divorce, remarriage, blending families
- Dealing with and healing from infidelity
- Dealing with and healing from addictions
- Cultural differences
- Sexual difficulties
- Physical or mental conditions and illness
- Parenting conflict
- Aging / Changing roles