Here at Forward Bound we are very passionate about couple's counseling and keeping families healthy. Relationships are work, but there is definitely a lot we can do to better understand one another and make it easier to share our lives together. In couple's therapy partners can learn how to spend quality time with one another, deepen intimacy and resolve conflict in peaceful ways. However, sometimes couples can also come to discover that they may be better apart than they are together and counseling can help them come to this tough decison in more compassionate, cooperative ways.
Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can also benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict.
Treatment techniques may include the following depending on the therapist:
- Gottman Method
- Attachment Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Adlerian Family Therapy
- Analyzing Your Communication
- Getting to the root of the problem
- Enhancing Intimacy
- Individual Counseling
- Coparenting advice
When a relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.