Why Marriage Counseling Might Be A Good Idea



In 2006, I met my wonderful husband online, through friends, and we began talking. At the time I really wasn't looking for a relationship, but as we began to get to know one another, I realized that we had so much in common and I began to fall for him. We had never met, but we talked on the phone for hours a day. This was back in the day where if you weren't on the same network, you had to wait until 9:00 pm for your minutes to be free! Remember those days! We would talk about our day, how college and work were going, and what our hopes for the future looked like. He would play me his favorite Garth Brookes songs, and I would listen to them while thinking this was the person I was supposed to marry. Did I mention we lived over 1,000 miles apart, so this was a very long-distance relationship, but we made it work.

After six months of dating and only seeing each other in person twice, we got engaged and were married two years after first meeting each other. We've been married for almost 12 years now, been through many hardships that have tested our marriage, but we have firmly held on to our faith and our love for one another. It hasn't been easy, and one area that we seem to struggle with is effective communication. Our friends joke that we talked about everything we had to talk about when we were in our long-distance relationship, and we've now run out of things to talk about. We laugh about it, but in all honesty, there are days when we really don't have anything to say to one another and we sit in silence. It can be hard knowing how to communicate with your significant other, especially when frustration, stress, and anxiety creep in. 

That's why Marriage Counseling is such a good idea for couples. Now, please get it out of your mind that Marriage Counseling is only for couples on the brink of divorce because it's not. Marriage Counseling is for any couple looking to strengthen aspects of their marriage that need fine-tuning. Counseling can give you a safe and effective space to learn about each other and what their needs might be. For me, I'd love to be able to learn how to ask for help with things before they become a point of frustration and anger. I'd love to know how to help my husband deal with his stress without making it worse for him. 

Seeking help is not showing weakness, it's a sign that your willing to work on and possibly change things within your marriage. Getting a spouse to be on board with the idea of Marriage Counseling might be difficult, but try to address it from a place of love and not one of anger. Don't let things get to a boiling point or a point of no return if you sense there is an area in your Marriage that could use some help, jump on the opportunity for help as soon as you can. If you're looking for Marriage Counseling, click here, and you'll find a wealth of information to help you on your journey. 

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