Marriages – although wonderful – can also be extremely challenging. It’s natural for relationships to travel on an undulating journey, but if you and/or your partner feel the slump has simply lasted too long, it may be time to seek outside help. Extended problems in the marriage can not only be detrimental to the relationship itself, but also create struggles for family members, especially children.
Identifying The Cause
If you look at your marriage objectively, can you pinpoint the place where things started to go downhill? Perhaps an affair, tragedy or other significant life event was the trigger? Or, have years of stress and obligations taken a steady toll, slowly eroding the happiness in the relationship? Whether you can identify the cause exactly or simply feel that things aren’t how they used to be – you’ve taken the first step in getting help. You’ve thought about it.
Challenges In The Marriage
Often, one of the biggest challenges in a marriage is not addressing the problem when it arises. You may be afraid to hurt your partner, or unsure of how they will react. Yet this avoidance could make things worse and more difficult to address in the future. Marriages are dynamic, ever-changing entities and working together to find solutions can be essential in laying the foundation for a happy life and future. There maybe one problem you can both easily identify, or perhaps it’s a collection of struggles that are making the marriage difficult.
Looking To The Future
While the horizon may look bleak today, that doesn’t have to be the case in the future. At Youth & Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth (YFSHK) our trained marriage and family counselors seek to help couples find a way to navigate the troubled waters together. The bond that you once shared can be renewed and strengthened through the help of counseling – sharing vulnerabilities, hopes and dreams in a non-judgmental environment. Typically, marriage counseling is a short-term process aimed at producing long-terms effects. However, each plan is dependent on the unique situation of the couple.
Our marriage counseling services include, but are not limited to:
- Improving communication
- Balancing career and relationship
- Recovering from affairs
- Improving relations with family members
- Substance abuse
- Mental health challenges
- Intimacy problems
- Excessive arguing and challenges getting along
If you would like to know more about our marriage counseling services or to set up an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our staff includes licensed Marriage and Family Service Therapists led by supervisor Nathan Carpenter, who holds a Master degree in Marriage & Family Therapy.