How Relationship Counseling Can Save Your Marriage
Carlos Durana Ph.D., M.Ac. offers counseling and therapy in Reston, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Bethesda, Maryland.
Statistics show that between 40 and 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Couples who are in failing relationships often feel stuck, frustrated, powerless, and believe divorce is their only option to find happiness.
But divorce doesn’t have to be the only way out of the conflict in your marriage. If your relationship is in turmoil, confronting the issues head-on can transform your marriage and save it – even if you feel like you’re on the brink of divorce. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. By reaching out to a Bethesda counseling expert, you can work through your issues and reignite the spark in your relationship. Relationship counseling has proven to be an effective tool for saving marriages and today more and more couples are seeking professional intervention. Here are some reasons why:
- Improve communication
Communication is often the leading cause of conflicts in relationships, so improving communication can lead to positive advancement in all areas of the relationship.
A professional counselor can help couples understand the importance of communication, explore various types of communication styles, and improve skills for more effective communication.
- Strengthening intimacy
Many couples visit a counselor when they no longer feel the emotional and physical attachment they once felt in their marriage.
This loss of closeness is not uncommon, almost all marriages experience this stage at some point. But it is a cause for concern that can lead to additional issues, such as infidelity. Bethesda counseling can help couples discover ways to restore and strengthen intimacy and focus on the future of their marriage.
The therapist will listen and provide couples with methods and remedies to ensure partners can get through this stage and experience that closeness again.
- Build trust after infidelity
In many relationships, infidelity can cause feelings of resentment and frustration and is a deal-breaker. These feelings can grow as time passes, often to the point where trust becomes irrevocably damaged.
In this instance, a relationship counselor can urge couples to be brutally honest about their feelings so that trust can be rebuilt. The aim is to get past these feelings, which is why counselors work to bring everything out into the open. Couples can heal and once again depend fully on each other.
One of the best decisions married couples can make to save their marriage is to see a relationship counselor. No matter how dire things may seem, counseling can save the relationship as long as both parties are willing to give it a try. If you’re in the Bethesda area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Durana at A Caring Approach to start mending your marriage.