Marriage counselling also referred to as “couples therapy,” is a form of therapy that helps couples improve their relationships. It helps the pair identify and resolve conflicts by enabling each member of the marriage to make thoughtful decisions without knee-jerk reactions that may later be regretted. The counselling is often short term. It usually involves both partners, but either partner might choose to work alone with the counsellor. Specifics of the counselling will differ between couples based on the particulars of each situation. Marriage counselling focuses on overcoming obstacles through effective communications while reinforcing a couple’s bond
Over time, many couples tend to share less and less about their true, in-depth thoughts and feelings and, instead, embark on a path of what may be superficial communication. As a result, problems can arise. Marriage counselling provides an opportunity to get to know your spouse again and strengthen your relationship. It may even involve premarital counselling, which can help couples learn more about one another before getting married. In other cases, and more frequently, marriage counselling can help rescue a troubled relationship. Any number of challenges that assail a couple and threaten the marriage can be addressed, including issues such as infidelity, anger, financial problems, sexual difficulties, poor communication or conflicts over raising children. Counselling can even help blended families. There are cases where marriage counselling can also be helpful concerning domestic abuse.
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