Marriage Counseling

Marriage Counseling
Many couples encounter issues in their marriages that could benefit from professional counseling. Often, couples may feel that their relationship isn’t going as planned. They see themselves failing to live up to the “happily ever after” ideal of marriage. The truth is that most couples will face some type of hardship over the course of their marriage. The important thing is how the couple deals with these obstacles. If a couple avoids discussing important issues or expressing their grievances, resentments tend to build up over time, stifling healthy communication. If you feel that you or your partner are no longer communicating in a healthy or positive way, you may want to consider marriage counseling.
Marriage counseling is a healing process, whose purpose is to establish healthy lines of communication between you and your spouse. Some of its many benefits can include: learning how to argue in a healthier way, how to resolve conflict, how to respect one another, negotiate for change, and deal with unresolved issues that may have been lingering for some time. Marriage is not easy and requires a lot of effort. If both partners are willing to put in the hard work and effort to improve their marriage, then counseling can give you the tools to take those steps.

Couples may feel hopeless; their marriage is on the brink, they’ve tried everything, and things only seem to get worse. But often, it’s just a matter of working with your counselor to find the most effective tools and techniques. Relationships are not an exact science, but approaching them in an intentional way, using proven methods of communication, can be incredibly powerful. Also, marriage counseling is not solely for couples experiencing serious problems. Many couples come in for counseling who already have a solid relationship and feel they could improve it even more.

Rick McCarthy MFT specializes in marriage counseling in Long Beach. Call to set up an appointment.


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