How Do You Know When It’s Time For Marriage Counselling?

How Do You Know When It’s Time For Marriage Counselling?

Relationships, and particularly marriages, require work and marriage and couples counselling provides you with the tools to nurture, maintain and grow that relationship for years to come.

If you’re experiencing issues and problems in your marriage like excessive arguing, regular conflict or communication breakdowns, then couples or marriage counselling allows you to air grievances and discuss conflicts in a safe, supportive, positive and neutral environment.

Although it is highly beneficial for couples to attend sessions together in this mediated environment, often if one partner chooses to attend relationship counselling on their own they can still reap positive effects for both themselves as an individual, and the marriage as a whole.

Some people believe marriage counselling is only for couples on the brink of divorce, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Lots of couples across a range of stages of their marital lifecycle seek out couples and marriage counselling in Adelaide for a host of reasons.

Communication Breakdown

Communication is a key factor in a healthy marriage and when communication barriers exist or communication altogether breaks down, it can be a sign that you and your partner would benefit from marriage and couples counselling.

A trained counsellor provides you with the tools to open up to one another again and really start not just talking but communicating in a productive and respectful way which allows you to reconnect with your partner.

Affairs have taken place

If you or your partner has had an affair, it can greatly affect the trust in the marriage and that can damage and erode a relationship over time. If you wish to try to move forward with the relationship after an affair or infidelity has taken place then this is a time when counselling can be highly beneficial.

Couples counsellors offer tools, guidance and expertise in navigating the time period after infidelity has occurred in a relationship and can help to repair and build the trust between you and your partner to overcome and move forward in the future.

Frequent Arguments & Conflict

One of the leading reasons that couples seek marriage counselling is because arguments and disagreements have reached a point where nothing is resolved, the argument just escalates and you never come to an agreement or find a solution.

It can also feel as though arguments are just going around in circles, never ending and never progressing. This situation can wear down a relationship or marriage and the individuals within it, and that’s why this is a crucial time to seek couples or marriage counselling to help mediate conflicts and learn helpful tools to change the patterns of the past.

You’re Leading Separate Lives

It is not uncommon for couples to start to feel as though they are merely roommates or friends who co-exist but no longer have a sense of intimacy, affection or romance within the marriage.

This can be a crucial sign that marriage counselling is required and can assist you in reconnecting with your partner and bringing back that affection and intimate connection that you once had.

Conflicts Around Finances

Many couples struggle with the stress that is associated with financial constraints and how to manage and budget money in the household. It’s not uncommon for this to become a point of contention between partners and this can cause ongoing arguments and conflict.

Couples or marriage counselling helps to bridge these gaps and open communication regarding your financial conflicts in a safe and supportive environment. If you’re experiencing pressure and disagreements in your relationship regarding finances, then talking to a professional can be highly beneficial.

Marriage & Couples Counselling in Adelaide

If you think that marriage or couples counselling could benefit your relationship, then contact the friendly and supportive counsellors at Adelaide Counselling practice on (08) 8237 0509.