Marriage is a union between two people, but like any relationship, it can be challenging at times. Marriage counselling is a form of therapy that helps couples work through their problems with the hope of strengthening their relationship. It provides a non-judgmental and safe space, where couples can explore and discover their feelings, improve communication, and learn new ways to resolve conflicts for the future.
How Marriage Counselling Can Help
Sometimes, couples can get stuck in a cycle of negative interactions, and it can be difficult to break free from this pattern without outside help. Marriage counselling can help couples by providing a fresh perspective on issues that may be causing tension or stress in the relationship. This type of counselling can help couples identify these patterns and develop new, healthier ways of communicating and resolving conflicts.
Benefits of Marriage Counselling
Another benefit of marriage counselling is that it can help couples rebuild trust and intimacy. Trust is essential to any relationship, and when it is broken, it can be difficult to repair and heal from. Marriage counselling can help couples work through the underlying issues that may have contributed to the breakdown of trust and find new ways to rebuild it. This can help couples feel more connected and intimate with each other, which can ultimately strengthen their bond.
Marriage counselling can also be helpful for couples who are struggling with major life transitions and changes, such as the birth of a child, a change of jobs, or a move to a new city. These changes can be stressful and can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. Marriage counselling can provide couples with the tools they need to navigate these changes together and emerge stronger on the other side.
Techniques We Use
Marriage counselling typically involves a range of therapeutic techniques, including talk therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Talk therapy involves talking through your feelings and experiences with a trained therapist who can help you work through your issues. CBT can help couples identify and challenge negative thought patterns that may be exacerbating their problems. These modalities ultimately involve couples working together to identify and address the issues that are causing tension in the relationship.
Expectations of Counselling
The length of marriage counselling can vary depending on the couple and their circumstances. Some couples may only need a few sessions to work through their issues, while others may require ongoing support and intervention over a longer period. It is important to work with your therapist to determine the best course of treatment for your needs.
If you are struggling in your marriage, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Seeking support through marriage counselling can help you and your partner work through your issues and strengthen your relationship.
What Makes Love Last
If you’d like to dive deeper into what makes a marriage strong, we recommend heading over to Brene Brown’s podcast and giving a listen to “What Makes Love Last” – an interview Brene did with Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie Gottman.
We understand how hard that 1st step to go to marriage counselling can be. There’s vulnerability and a mix of emotions for everyone when they first start. Once you get comfortable with a licensed Therapist that drives conversations with empathy and compassion, the walls tend to come down and constructive conversation starts to flow.
If you feel counselling wouldn’t work for you, there is no hurt in trying it out. If you have a Health Plan, most if not all of the sessions will be covered. Please check with your Health Plan provider for details.