The Benefits of Marriage Counseling
Marriage counseling is advantageous for any couple. Rather than rely on their old ways of communicating, deflecting responsibility, and blaming their spouses for their shortcomings, couples are able to practice better communication skills including active listening which helps them identify their partner’s needs, wishes, and desires. The right therapist gets couples out of their defensiveness and speaking effectively.
Here are some of the benefits marriage counseling offers:
- Better ways to communicate with one another. If your current approach isn’t working for you as a couple, you’ll find that marriage counseling encourages good communication, helping both parties participate by being both a speaker and a listener. The marriage counselor serves as an empathic guide by improving old ways of communicating, providing new and healthier approaches to implement in everyday exchanges.
- Disagreeing in a way that doesn’t disrespect your partner or their beliefs. A difference doesn’t need to be life or death for a couple. Once you’ve learned how to communicate more effectively, you’ll understand that there is no harm in healthy conflict. You can feel the way that you do, have your partner disagree with you, and still communicate in a way that values one another.
- Stating your needs clearly and openly. You are not a mind reader nor is your spouse. Good communication is clear and invites discussion. When you tell your significant other what you need and they respond with acknowledgment, you’ve made serious headway thanks to the marriage counseling you’ve received.
To benefit from all that marriage counseling has to offer you as a couple, consider scheduling a couples therapy session with Heart-Centered Counselors. We have offices in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and Littleton for you to visit at your convenience. We also offer tele-health services via the Internet if traveling to one of our physical locations is difficult for you. If it is the first time you’ve met with us, enjoy a free consultation where we are best able to assess your needs as a couple.