Marriage counseling is a fantastic way to work through marital problems, but some couples aren’t sure if they need it.
The truth is, many marriages can benefit from marriage counseling, including ones that look strong on the outside. If you’ve considered marriage counseling but aren’t sure whether to take the leap, these signs can help you make a decision.
You Can’t Talk About It
Good communication is crucial to any marriage, and strong couples must be able to talk about a variety of issues, from the light to the serious. When an issue pops up that you and your spouse can’t talk about, an objective third party may be the voice you need to sort out what to do. You also need marriage counseling if you and your partner aren’t talking about anything anymore. If every conversation ends in silence or a shouting match, it’s time to seek out a marriage counselor.
Your Arguments Are the Same
Many couples who seek marriage counseling do so because they fight about the same things over and over. Every couple has certain sensitive issues. Maybe yours is a financial issue or about where you want to send your kids to school. The key is to come to an agreement and be willing to compromise. If you can’t do that because you feel too strongly about an issue, a marriage counselor can listen and help prioritize what’s most important.
You Parent Differently
At Family Coaching LLC, we find that clients whose parenting styles are nowhere near compatible often need counseling. It’s crucial to present a united front to children; otherwise they’ll play one parent against the other and be confused about whose word carries weight.
You Nitpick Over Everything
Are you suddenly yelling at your husband because he left his dirty socks on the floor? Bringing up everything your wife has ever done that bothers you? If yes, you definitely need a marriage counselor. Nitpicking is an unfair way to fight and doesn’t get you anywhere. It also tends to escalate into personal criticisms that hurt deeply.
MARRIAGE COUNSELING CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP THROUGH ENHANCED COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING.