Marriage counseling can help with differences between spouses that exist in communication and parenting styles, philosophies and values, and hobbies and interests. Sometimes differences become more significant, resulting in ongoing conflict related to discrepancies in the amount of individuality versus togetherness each person wants or the level of emotional or sexual intimacy each would like. At times, other challenges arise creating an immediate and unexpected crisis in the marriage such as an affair, illness, ongoing substance abuse, or awareness of a betrayal.
How Marriage Counseling Can Help
In most marriages, the individuals involved can appear to be very different from each other on the outside when in reality they are to a degree, “mirror images” on the inside. What this means is that both partners may be yearning for the same thing, but don’t know how to achieve it.
Dr. Robin Shultz is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Marriage counseling can be helpful in addressing all types of difficulties that arise up in a relationship. If both, or even just one partner is willing to work on things, relationship changes can and do, take place.
A myth about marriage counseling is that both partners must attend therapy in order for change to occur. While this is the ideal, one committed partner willing to work on self can begin the change process in a marriage.
Whatever the problem you are dealing with, we can help you learn how to turn the challenges you face into opportunities for growth. For more information about Marriage Counseling, contact us online or call Dr. Robin Shultz, DSW, LCSW, LMFT, CADC, CTRS at 630.828.6305.