By: Nick Bloodworth MFTA, MA Psychology
Marriage is a magnificent experience for you. It’s a time of happiness and pleasure. However, there may be times when you are contemplating staying in a marriage or getting a divorce. This is a critical time where your next actions will make a difference in the outcome of your marriage. A problem can’t be fixed until you have taken the time to identify what the problem is. People have come to marriage counseling for various reasons. Those range from communication difficulties, affairs, trust issues, remarriage, blended families, and more. As years go on in a marriage, people may start to feel more like roommates than they do as romantic lovers.
Marriages often fail because you stop doing the things they did early in the relationship that sparked the intimate connections with your spouse. Marriage is more than just being happy. A successful marriage is one in which each partner helps the other to grow as an individual and as a partner in marriage. In marriage counseling, I aim to help you find ways to rejuvenate and improve your relationship.
We are living in a time where electronics that were once dreamed about, things we never thought possible, have become part of our everyday lives. These new devices are supposed to make communication easier so that we are in constant contact with everyone we wish to communicate with. Truthfully, electronics can cause problems in marriage as well, as electronics are barriers. These devices can take time away from couples. In counseling, I aim to help you and your spouse set limits by taking proactive steps to limit the usage of electronics that will benefit your relationship. The use of electronics is just one example of what can affect a marriage.
While there are many reasons couples come to counseling, the most important is that they identified the next step in improving their relationship. If they have come to counseling, then there is hope for the marriage.