Have you ever wondered how your marriage could be better? Sure, you can incorporate date nights and quality time, both of which are very important things. Did you know that counseling can deepen the bond between you and your spouse? Many couples seeking marriage counseling in Rutland, VA, don’t have serious issues in their marriage; they just want a better marriage.
There are many benefits you can glean from marriage or couples counseling. Today we will discuss three of those benefits.
- Better understanding. When two people come together, they are bringing with them everything they have picked up from the past. This includes learned patterns of behavior or scars from previous relationships including relational patterns from your parents or caregivers. These life experiences influence how you and your spouse or partner treat one another, handle conflict, deal with insecurities, and view expectations. A therapist can help pinpoint issues brought from the past, identify how those are affecting your marriage, and help you and your spouse work through and resolve the past patterns and learn to move forward with better understanding of each other.
- Creating a safe space. Approaching your spouse with a sensitive subject can be tough. A therapist can create a safe space for you and your spouse to discuss difficult topics. As a neutral third party, you can bring issues into the session without fear of hurting the other’s feelings and gain insight on how to approach the subject and/or gain a different perspective on the issue that could be helpful.
- Coping skills. No doubt we all get frustrated at times and may not handle intense moments perfectly every time. If you have been struggling, you may even be depressed and feeling hopeless that things can be restored to what they used to be. Marriage counseling can educate you on coping skills to handle stress and frustrations better. If you have reached a place of discouragement, Manchester, VT depression counseling may also help.
Choosing counseling at any point in your marriage is a sign of strength and commitment. Investing in the love of your life is invaluable. Call Taconic Psychiatry today to start building a stronger foundation. Call (802) 768-9136 or follow this link to request an appointment through our online form.