Marriage Counseling in Frederick, MD
Communication problems, money, anger, even illness can contribute to problems in a marriage or relationship. To manage conflicts and stress, couples sometimes turn to marriage counseling or couples therapy to help heal the relationship. It’s often repeated that 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and that number has remained unchanged for about the past 30 years. Happily ever after takes a lot of work. Often times, we don’t go into a relationship with the tools to manage the challenges. People often ask me “Can my marriage be saved?” or “Can you help us decide if we should stay together?” While these are complicated questions that can be answered in time, my goal is to give couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
Whether it be here in Frederick, Maryland, or around the country, people in relationships seek counseling for any number of reasons. Here are typical issues that marriage counseling can help you and a spouse or partner cope with:
- Substance abuse
- Physical or mental conditions
- Same-sex relationship issues
- Cultural clashes
- Blended families
- Communication problems
- Sexual difficulties
- Power struggles
- Changing roles, such as retirement
You don’t need to have a troubled relationship to seek therapy. Marriage counseling can also help couples who simply want to strengthen their bonds and gain a better understanding of each other. However, for a couple who is in distress, it’s encouraged to give therapy an honest and whole-hearted try. It may not work for everyone, and sometimes the best solution is for you to part ways. Regardless, you will be better off knowing that you truly did everything possible to save your marriage.