Oceanside Marriage Counseling
Marriage is a partnership. From the moment you decide to get married, you enter into an agreement that you will work with your partner through the good times and the bad times to share this life with each other. That sounds great, but in reality, that’s not how life works for many couples. Unfortunately, the divorce rate continues to hover around 50% in North America. We can’t help but wonder if people had the tools to speak their truth and investigate issues at the core, would more marriages be saved? At Estes Therapy Oceanside, you’ll have a chance to dig deep into your marriage and rediscover what you loved about your partner and create a plan for ensuring your marriage is strong and resilient against the stressors of life.
What are the Benefits of Marriage Counseling?
Many people think that marriage counseling is only needed when things start to fall apart in a relationship; however, our experience has shown that if couples come to marriage counseling in Oceanside before things go too far, we can help them reconcile their differences and help to improve their relationship for the better. Often, couples come to marriage counseling as a last resort to say they did all they could to save their relationship, but they already have one foot out the door. We work in a collaborative environment with both you and your partner to bring you back from the brink of leaving and allow you the space to work through the issues in a non-judgemental and safe environment. Our licensed and highly trained therapists can walk you through the steps to identifying the problems at the heart of the breakdown of your marriage so that you can begin to repair your relationship.
Other benefits of marriage counseling include:
- Proven techniques and methods to help couples reconnect
- A chance to speak from the heart without repercussion
- An opportunity to explore the validity of your relationship and determine if staying together is what you both want
- The creation of a plan to work toward common goals
- A chance to explore communication tools
- Learn to stop blaming each other for thoughts, feelings, and actions
- Learn to take responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, and actions
- Recognize the cause and effect of your relationship problems
- And more
Why Should You Consider Marriage Counseling?
It can be hard to admit that your relationship may be in trouble, and it can be hard to acknowledge that your marriage is not as you imagined it would be. Don’t let the fear of stigma or judgment stop you from doing everything you can to save your marriage. You’ll find that as soon as you book an appointment with one of our highly trained and experienced therapists, you’ll feel a sense of relief for having taken the first steps toward making your relationship stronger and better for the future.
Why Should You Consider Marriage Counseling?
If you are considering divorce or separation, don’t try to navigate those tricky times alone. A skilled therapist, like ours, can help you manage that difficult time to ensure that you figure out the business of marriage and divorce and ensure that everyone can walk away from the relationship amicably. If there are children involved in the breakdown of a marriage, we can help you with family counseling or individual counseling so that you can manage those pieces of your relationship and strengthen your family bond, even though it may be breaking down.
Consider how marriage counseling can help you improve your relationship even if you aren’t experiencing problems. If you are newly married, consider how a weekly counseling session can set you and your partner up for success and help you plan a future together that is in the image of your desires, dreams, and goals.
Marriage Counseling That Makes a Difference
Nobody tells you how to “be married.” It’s a common misconception that dating couples, and even couples who live together before they are married, will know how to be married. It’s certainly something that could be taught in school. Learning to share your life with someone is a complicated thing, and we are raised to believe that love is enough to keep two people together. But marriage is about much more than love; it’s about learning to work and live together, find common ground, compromise, encourage one another, deal with life’s stressors together, share dreams together, and much more. If you have never done that before, it can be overwhelming. We can help.
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Whether you are newly married or considering divorce, our qualified therapists are here to help. Call or click to book an appointment online. We are here to help.