Marriage is an amalgamation of love, respect, responsibility, accountability and commitment. Marriage counselling gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way. No matter the cause, distress in a marriage can create undue stress, tension, sadness, worry, fear and other problems. People generally think with time, troubles just go away on their own but left to fester, a bad relationship may only worsen and eventually lead to physical or psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, etc. A bad relationship can also create problems on the job and affect other family members or even friendships as people feel the negativity and unnatural behaviour being depicted. Marriage not only involve two people but their families, background, parenting, personalities and expectations coming together. Hence, it has to deal with in-laws, relatives, friends and each other’s priorities thereby creating a healthy balance.
Marriage counselling can help you learn skills to solidify your relationship. These skills may include communicating openly, problem-solving together and discussing differences rationally.
Here are typical issues that marriage counselling can help you and a spouse or partner cope with: