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Marriage Counseling

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Marriage Counseling

Many people think you’d only need relationship counseling if you’re about to split up. That’s just not true. The best relationships are those we work at every day. Having a healthy marriage is possible. Different life stages create stress on a marriage. Just like practicing a hobby to improve skill level, a marriage is a practice too. When both spouses are practicing new skills the quality of the relationship improves. Beyond practicing techniques, it is also important to address the stressors of the relationship, feelings and perspective. Awareness of your partner’s view and your own can go a long in supporting the relationship. Events such as infidelity or substance use impacts relationships by destroying trust and respect. Addressing these events is important to heal the relationship and the couple. At times it can feel hopeless to reconnect but there is hope. I can help you improve your communication and resolve any lingering issues between you and your partner, moving the relationship forward feeling stronger than ever.