Couples Therapy&Marriage Counseling
Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling: Specialists in Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling.
Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling
You found the love of your life but over time, your relationship is on the verge of ending.
You now can't trust your partner and you love them and would like to work things out.
You try to communicate with your partner, but it just seems to make things worse.
Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy: Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling
We find that person, that one, who fulfills us and who we want to spend the rest of our lives together with. You had a strong relationship to start and much of your time together has been very happy.
Yet you find that your relationship is now lacking. Communication may be challenging. Trust may be broken due to a spouse's actions. You start thinking about whether the relationship is going to last -- or should it last.
Marriage counseling and couples therapy can help. Many times, couples wait until the challenges have persisted for so long, that they are close to ending the relationship.
And yet some couples start couples therapy or marriage counseling when they first spot the signs that their relationship may be at risk.
Regardless of the reason you are seeking a couples therapist or a marriage counselor, couples therapy and marriage counseling can help. The recipe for success is two people who are both willing to make changes for because you value the relationship.
Reasons Why Couples Begin Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy
There are a variety of reasons why couples begin couples therapy. The following are several reasons that couples start marriage counseling or couples therapy:
You may feel stuck in your relationship. Like it's not going anywhere, and you don't see that changing.
You may find that communicating with your partner has become challenging. You may not feel heard, understood, or valued.
The conflict in the relationship has become frequent. It's on your mind throughout the day and it makes you not want to come home or see your partner.
Your partner may have been unfaithful which has damaged your trust in them and has made you feel unloved.
Sometimes the stress of being a parent can create tension and stress in the relationship.
Disagreements on how to raise and parent your children or financial stress can also create tension and difficulty in your relationship.
Your spouse or partner may be drinking too much or using drugs.
You have invested so much into this relationship. You love and adore your partner and it hurts to see where the relationship is at now.
The good news is that marriage counseling or couples therapy can be very effective in helping to restore close, connected relationships. When both people in the relationship are willing to look at themselves, their actions, and are open to doing something different, marriage therapy and couples counseling is often effective.
And, couples therapy or marriage counseling often takes less time than individual counseling does. Working on these relationship challenges together has a powerful effect that you may not get in individual therapy.
How Can Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy Help: Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling
Many couples talk about how daunting it felt in the beginning when thinking about how to strengthen their relationship. Some were in a place where they felt they were close to losing the partner or spouse who they love.
It's not an easy decision to begin marriage therapy or couples counseling. And it can be one of the best decisions of your life and in your relationship.
There are several reasons why marriage counseling or couples therapy at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling can help.
Reason #1: We Specialize in Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling
When looking for a counselor who can help you and your spouse or partner get your relationship back to where you want it, finding a therapist who specializes in marriage counseling or couples therapy is crucial.
A marriage counselor and couples therapist who specializes in this area will generally have more education, experience, and higher success than a therapist who sees couples but may not specialize in couples therapy or marriage counseling.
If you had heart problems, who would you go to see? A doctor who is a general practitioner or a cardiologist who specializes in all things related to the heart.
Finding a therapist who can help you meet your relationship goals is much the same way.
Reason #2: Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy Can Help Strengthen Communication
While there may be many different reasons couples come in for couples therapy, there is one common theme that we see throughout. That theme is the breakdown in communication.
Communication is a foundational element to any relationship. And communication is generally one of the first things couples find they struggle with when the relationship struggles.
There are reasons for this. When there is conflict, lack of trust, tension or other challenges in a relationship, couples end up feeling hurt. In order to protect their hearts, they put up a wall and won't communicate how they are feeling at the core. This becomes too vulnerable and risky for their emotions.
A marriage counselor and couples therapist will be an objective 3rd party to help open up the lines of communication. Their role is to help set guidelines and ensure that it is a safe place to begin communicating about difficult emotions.
At Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, you will have a specialist in the field walking with and supporting you as you work to achieve your relationship goals.
Reason #3: Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy Can Help Rebuild Trust
Trust is a simple thing to keep but a hard thing to regain after it is lost. There are several reasons why trust may be lost in a relationship:
Physical or emotional aggression,
Alcohol misuse or abuse,
Lack of emotional connection, and more.
When trust is lost, some couples choose to part ways. While others choose to give marriage counseling or couples therapy a try. And most couples are happy they did!
If you and your partner or spouse are committed to working through trust issues and rebuilding trust in your relationship, having a specialist in marriage counseling or couples therapy can help.
If you are not sure if marriage therapy or couples counseling is for you, give it 1-3 sessions. There is no commitment when starting therapy to continue therapy. You can try it out for a few sessions and see if it's something you believe can help your relationship. What do you have to lose versus what could there be to gain?
Are There Obstacles Preventing You From Beginning Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling?
There are so many things that we would much rather be doing that sitting in a marriage counselor or couples therapist's office! We get it.
Each couple who starts couples therapy reaches a point where a decision is made: do we continue as is and hope for the best OR do we give couples therapy or marriage counseling a shot. Many couples find that they have been "continuing as is" for some time now and their relationship still struggles or for some, it gets worse.
Some common obstacles that prevent couples from starting couples therapy include:
Feeling embarrassed that they are seeing a couples therapist,
Concerned they will be judged by family and friends,
Uncertainty of what couples therapy will be like,
Uncertainty if their partner or spouse will make changes,
Resentment or anger,
A feeling of hopelessness.
As a couples therapist and marriage counselor, all these obstacles are understandable. It is normal to encounter these obstacles in fact, many couples talk about how these obstacles delayed their start into couples therapy or marriage counseling.
Obstacles are meant to be overcome. Some couples jump in with both feet and are committed to seeing the process through from beginning to end.
Other couples want to try out 1-3 sessions to get a feel for whether they believe it is something that can help mend their strained relationships.
You don't need to wait until the relationship becomes unbearable to begin marriage counseling or couples therapy. Begin today to prioritize your relationship that you have spent a lot of time, effort, and love developing into something special. We can help make it special again!
Begin Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy Today: Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling
You can begin today to resolve the challenges that have affected your relationship with your partner or spouse. There are few things more important in someone's life than the life partner or spouse that you have chosen to share your life with. While life can throw challenges into the relationship, our couples therapists and marriage counselors can help!
We also have our office in Katy. Katy Teen & Family Counseling in located in Katy, TX, where we also specialize in teen, young adult, couples, and family counseling. We are conveniently located off ofI-10 and the 99-feeder road in Katy, TX.
If you are ready to invest in your life partner or spouse to help strengthen your relationship, all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling.
Star your journey in restoring connected family relationships today!
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