In the current economic climate, anyone is susceptible to being affected by stress or frustrations, and Orange Country residents are no different. In a marriage or relationship, these pressures can build resentment leading to unhappiness and marital discord. Those looking to save a marriage or improve their relationship, owe it to themselves to try marriage counseling with a Newport Beach professional.
A marriage counselor or psychotherapist can help you enhance a healthy relationship or assist in processing and resolving marital problems in therapy sessions, as a couple together or individually, which are uniquely developed to your goals. Since few of us are fully equipped with the relationship skills needed to overcome difficult interpersonal conflict, a therapist can help each person develop these skills so that in couple counseling sessions, they begin to cooperate on rebuilding and improving their relationship.
How can Marriage Counseling improve or save my marriage?
- In a ‘safe’ and neutral environment with an impartial and educated therapist, you will learn to assertively communicate your needs and grievances in a non-offensive tone, without anger or fear of retaliation. You will also learn to use active listening to ensure your partner feels acknowledged. These are essential communication skills.
- In order to resolve conflicts in a healthy manner, you might learn how to have productive arguments and problem-solve together. These conflict resolution skills can alleviate present issues or be used to slowly process and diffuse unresolved or volatile issues over time.
- Setting ground rules, expectations, immediate and future goals with your couples counselor can build a foundation for a happy and healthy relationship in after marriage counseling.
Marriage counseling is often short-term, where couples attend a few sessions to help get over a crisis – or some couples need a long-term commitment to rebuilding a greatly deteriorated relationship with continual maintenance. The length of treatment will depend on the situation. Making the decision to see a marriage counselor is tough and the process can be difficult. But rather than silently cope with an unhappy situation, couples therapy can help you healthily cope, resolve or dissolve a troubled marriage.