Healthy marriages are good for the couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems.
A marriage should be a safe haven in which both partners are able to express their concerns, differences, anger and conflict. In marriage counseling, we work together on a multiple levels. I will act as observer and coach to understand the unique dynamics that each of you bring to the relationship, help facilitate awareness of how they are affecting your interactions, and teach you more productive ways of understanding and relating to one another. By learning how to communicate your feelings, from an open and non-defensive place, you will deepen and strengthen your emotional bond, giving yourself a sturdy foundation where you can feel more supported, understood and loved regardless of what issues arise. When one person or both people in a relational dynamic is struggling significantly, the whole dynamic struggles. Seeking marital or couple’s therapy can be especially helpful in fostering the full capacity of a loving relationship.