Many people are having mental health challenges due to Covid and all that has transpired since 2020. Even if you’re not struggling with diagnosable mental health concerns, you may be experiencing increased irritability and moodiness.
Wellness Blog | Marriage Counseling
Marriages have rough patches, stressful transitions, and unexpected tragedies. It’s normal and healthy to realize that you need help. Here are a few tips for finding a good marriage counselor.
To understand the difference between happy and unhappy couples, John Gottman, a leader in couples research and therapy, began doing longitudinal studies of couples in the 1970s. From his research, he and his team developed a term called the 5-to-1 magic ratio.
Most of us are familiar with 1 Corinthians 13. It’s often recited at weddings and plastered on knick-knacks. But what can it teach us about our relationships? How can it help us be better at connecting, understanding, and deepening our levels of intimacy now?
Negative feelings toward your partner can creep up on you as days, months, and years go by. This may be why couples, on average, are six years late to start couples counseling.
We all have conflicts. It’s impossible to see eye-to-eye in every conversation and hold the same perspective with everyone we communicate with. So how do we manage conflicts, minimize frustration, and have constructive arguments rather than destructive ones?
Making the choice to go to couples counseling is a big step. Additionally, if you aren’t familiar with what therapy is all about, it can feel mysterious and confusing.
Healthy communication leads to a healthy connection with others. Likewise, unhealthy communication leads to an unhealthy connection.
If you’re looking to improve your relationship- whether dating, engaged, or married- virtual couples counseling may be a good option to consider.
It’s a frightening, uncertain time in our world. Everyone has been effected in big and small ways since the coronavirus wreaked havoc in our country. As a couples counselor (and a married person myself), I’m thinking of all the couples out there now spending endless hours with one another, with nowhere to go, under the same roof. For many, it’s a recipe for disaster.