Most couples only choose to seek counseling services after reaching a problematic point to return from. Most of them have struggled for months or years and embark on the last chance to repair the relationship. Marriage counseling services should not be your last resort. Counseling is much less complex and costly than most people think.
Experts would prefer if couples sought out their services early on when things get complicated. Keeping your relationship on track even after minor issues can make the process much more painless and more effortless.
We do not call people weak when they seek physical therapy. On the contrary, we generally applaud their efforts for taking steps to grow stronger. We're also aware that physical therapy offers special techniques and exercises that help improve a person's health. Marriage counseling is very similar.
No matter how close a couple is, neither partner can know precisely what the other is feeling or thinking. Each grew up with a different family in a different environment and possibly a different culture. This means that each partner has different perspectives, behaviors, and expectations. Even when people are self-aware and highly confident, they can struggle to understand the dynamics that steer their romantic relationships. Seeking the help of a marriage therapist can help couples develop stronger relationships.
Many couples wait too long to seek marriage therapy because they believe they can resolve their marital problems independently. This is very similar to having a broken arm and simply hoping it will heal without treatment, a cast, x-rays, or prescription medications. As a result, couples inflict continued pain on one another when trying to survive a wounded marital bond. In addition, many couples delay marriage counseling services because they do not want to admit that they cannot find the answers independently.
The fear of appearing weak or being blamed causes couples to allow the problems to continue for longer than they have to. And most of all, they refuse to admit that the thought of divorce is terrifying. It is natural to have fear and reluctance at the idea of seeking professional help. It is uncomfortable to explore issues that could be ruining your marriage, but moving forward with mutual trust, love, and understanding can only deepen your bond.
When our relationships and emotional lives are not up to par, we need the expertise of a professional therapist. You probably can't even imagine all the ways that marriage counseling in Orlando can help your relationship. So contact us today to start the journey toward healing your marriage. It is never too late to try, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. Everyone needs professional help sometimes, and we are here to guide you.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.