Couples therapy is actually vital for any long term relationship that encounters problems, and believe me, most relationships encounter problems.
When you made the decision to marry your partner, you most likely gave a vow promising to love that person forever despite the obstacles you might face. Sound familiar? Choosing to go to couples therapy is a way to reaffirm that commitment and try to fix your relationship before giving up.
Couples therapy can never be overlooked and cannot be overrated. Do not think that all of your problems will magically work themselves out. Sometimes you need a professional who can see things that you normally cannot. You also need someone to dump a cold bucket of water and get you focused on what is actually going on in your relationship . All too often we wear blinders to reality when we are in an emotional state.
When looking for a couple’s therapist, make sure that he or she is accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). These therapists have special training in marriage and family therapy (hence the name) and are more likely to be competent marriage therapists. A common problem with couples therapy is that many therapists do not have much training in the subject and are not equipped with the tools to handle marital counseling.
Do not get snookered in by marriage or couples counselors that promise a lot or want you to sign up for their expensive retreats in the middle of Wyoming. You wanna know about their methodology and you want to know if they get results.
Oftentimes, marriage counseling is short term and usually both partners must be present. There are many reasons why you may be seeking this kind of therapy. It can help to enhance the bold between you and your spouse as well as better appreciate one another. If you are having problems, it can be one way to address those issues ranging from communication, sexual relations, anger, affairs, and financial troubles. Together it can be difficult to look at things objectively, but an outside opinion can illuminate these problems for both of you. It can help you make better decisions and find the roots of your marital difficulties.
One of the best things about making the decision to go to couples therapy is that you can also make the decision to leave. If your counselor isn’t a good fit, it’s perfectly acceptable to find another. Although therapy can be difficult and you will be forced to question many of your actions, behavior and cognitive thoughts, it’s a great way to learn more about yourself and strengthen your relationship with your partner.
Another option that’s similar to couples therapy – but is a fraction of the cost – is to follow a guide that shows you how to rewind your relationship. You’ll still learn about yourself and your partner in a way that helps you grow together. It’s like a clean slate…another chance at what you once had together. Watch my FREE video presentation to learn how…CLICK HERE to check out the video while you still can…