There is Help For Your Relationship
If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship, you are not alone. Millions of couples all over the world, go through periods of discomfort, discontent, distrust, worry, stress, anxiety, and more. We know you can feel like you are alone, but we want you to know you don’t have to try to manage the strains on your relationship alone. Grief Recovery Center has a team of dedicated and highly trained professionals to help you and your partner navigate your relationship so that you can come together in a more stronger and invested way.
Work With Highly Skilled Licensed Therapists
Our licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) is trained to help romantic couples identify what is causing them grief in their relationship.They work together with you and your partner to come out of the issues on the other side feeling more secure about your relationship and having a clear vision of how to manage your relationship for the future. There’s no need to try to go at it alone when there is a highly skilled and experienced therapist waiting to help you.
Increase Insight into Your Relationship
When couples are able to identify the source of their struggles, they are better able to equip themselves to deal with them. Working with our licensed marriage and family therapist, you and your partner will be able to dig deep into your relationship and discover things about yourselves you might not have even known were there. Working to repair the relationship is our number one priority, and we know it is yours too; otherwise, you wouldn’t be seeking help for your relationship. We know how it important it is to you to find resolutions and solutions everyone can live with and look forward to implementing as the relationship continues.
Rebuild Your Relationship After an Affair
It can be hard to move past a situation in which one partner has been unfaithful to the other, but for couples who want to try to work through a situation in which an affair has occurred, couples counseling can help a great deal. If you have made the decision to seek couples counseling, then you have likely begun to accept that there is going to be a lot of work involved, but it is not impossible to move past this kind of incident in a relationship. The key to success here is communication, and both partners have to want to move past the incident. Our marriage and family therapist can work with you and your partner to identify what was good about your relationship so you can start to rebuild it together. Rebuilding trust can take time, but if both partners are committed to making the relationship work, then our couples counseling sessions can help you.
Get to Know Each Other All Over Again with Couples Counseling
It is not uncommon for a couple to say they have grown apart over the years. After all, people change and they see the world differently over time. These changes can have a major impact on the success of a relationship if partners aren’t willing to work through the changes together. When you decide to work with a couples counselor at Grief Recovery Center, you are taking the first steps to finding out who you really are, and how your thoughts have changed about each other over the years. There’s no right or wrong answer with marriage and family counseling – the point is that you do the work to discover the answer that makes sense for you and your partner.
Take Ownership of Your Feelings in a Safe Environment
Couples often find it hard to talk about how they have changed, and many partners find it easier to blame the change on someone else. By taking ownership of changes you have experienced, you can learn to present yourself in a way that makes you feel confident and proud of who you are and your partner can work with you to learn to accept these “new people”. Couples counseling is a safe place to express your feelings.
Relationship Counseling Can Work for You
Couples therapy works in a number of ways, but the most common approach is to start with an assessment of the relationship itself. This assessment can include information about your relationship history, and the dynamics that are at play in your relationship. You might explore your family history with your partner and vice versa. You’ll have a chance to discuss your values and what you wanted for the relationship in the beginning and how those things might have changed over time. Finally, you and your partner might explore factors that are influencing your relationship, both good and bad. It’s also important to discuss individual issues that could impact the relationship.
Relationship Assessments Help You and Your Therapist
The assessment interview helps the therapist to understand each partner as an individual and not just a function of the relationship that is at stake; this information helps to influence counseling, and our experience has shown that outside assessment of a situation can often shed light on underlying factors and issues that might be impacting the relationship but weren’t previously discussed.
What Will You Learn in Couples Counseling
Every couples counseling session is different. What partners expect to discover and what they discover are often two very different things. It is a personal process that involves a lot of trust and patience on behalf of the couple, as well as the marriage and family therapist. You need to be willing to trust the process and be uncomfortable with parts of the therapy sessions so that you can get the most out of your sessions. You’ll also be able to make decisions about your family and how to move forward in your relationship.
The Sky’s the Limit for Your Relationship!
Some of the things you might discover about your relationship include:
- You need to improve your communication skills to listen to your partner
- You need to improve your communication skills to be heard by your partner
- You need to build trust
- You need to feel safe with one another
- You want to enjoy more fun times together
- You want to be able to resolve conflict without malice
- You are closer than you thought to your partner
- You love your partner more than you thought
- You want to deepen intimacy levels so you can stay close
- You want to understand your partner to help them through a tough situation
- You want less anger in your relationship
- Plus much more
An Opened Mind is Important to Couples Counseling
If you are attending couples counseling, the one thing you need to bring with you is an opened mind. You cannot expect to change anything about yourself or your relationship if you don’t open your mind to the possibility that you might be part of the problem, or you might be perpetuating behaviors that you don’t like, or that you might not want to save the relationship at all. You need to be willing and open to talking about the hard things, and about celebrating the good things in your relationship. Your licensed marriage and family counselor will be able to help you maintain a space for an open mind during your sessions, so that you and your partner can get the most out of your therapy to improve your relationship, become closer, and reach your relationship goals.
Communication is the Key to Couples Counseling
Sometimes, it can be difficult for one or both partners to express their thoughts, feelings, worries, anxieties, dreams, and hopes for the relationship. In order for couples counseling to be effective, each partner needs to do their share of the work when it comes to communication. It is the most effective tool in the couples counseling toolbox, and your marriage and family therapist can help you express yourself in a way that is both effective and nurturing to your relationship.
Does Counseling for Couples Really Work?
If you have your doubts about whether or not couples counseling might work for your relationship, there is much evidence to suggest that counseling does work for many people. The key to success is a couple’s willingness to work through their problems together, rather than apart.
How Often Does Marriage and Couples Counseling Really Work?
The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists reports that more than 98% of couples who have gone through couples counseling reported receiving good or excellent therapy sessions that were helpful. More than 97% of couples who went through couples counseling said they received the help they needed to move forward. Finally, more than 93% of couples who attended couples counseling said they had more effective tools for handling issues in their relationship as a result attending counseling. What’s more, couples counseling worked to improve other areas of their lives as well: when they weren’t stressed about their relationships, couples were more likely to be in better health, have better work function and productivity and be happier in general.
We Want to Help Your Relationship Succeed
If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, or you are having trouble moving passed them on your own, contact Grief Recovery Center today to speak to our friendly and respectful staff. We’ll help you set up an appointment with our licensed marriage and family therapist so you can start on the road to healing your relationship.
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