Is It Too Late for Marriage Counseling?

Is It Too Late for Marriage Counseling?

Is It Too Late for Marriage Counseling?

Before deciding to get help with their marital problems, most spouses wonder if it's too late for counseling to benefit their relationship. They've reached rock bottom and may be considering giving up on their relationship entirely. If you're in the same situation, it's crucial for you and your spouse to recognize that therapy can save the majority of relationships. It's never too late to attend marriage counseling sessions.

Even if you cannot save your marriage, you can at least reach a healthy understanding of when it's time to move on, and through marriage counseling, Dr. Phillips can guide you through the decision.

When Marriage Therapy Can Be Beneficial

Marriage counseling can be most influential when:

  • Both spouses are unhappy about one or more elements of the relationship but want the marriage to continue.
  • Partners feel stuck. They've attempted to fix issues independently but continue going around in endless circles, leading to bitterness and frustration.
  • The union has reached a tipping point. Maybe infidelity has been uncovered, one spouse is inclined to leave, or both spouses have fallen out of love.
  • One spouse feels disgusted but is scared or doesn't know how to convey the feelings to their mate.
  • Couples are willing and dedicated to the counseling process. Therapy cannot be influential if both spouses are not on board with the idea and are committed to making changes.

In many circumstances, couples encounter challenges because of a deficiency in communication. Damaging communication, which transpires when one spouse feels judged or embarrassed, can also be a problem. Spouses can resolve both of these problems with the assistance of a therapist who can supply a couple with the instruments they require to overcome challenges and move ahead on the same path.

Ultimately, therapy is most compelling when both spouses are determined to make changes and save the relationship. We've seen partners come through even the most traumatic and rugged places with a more robust, more satisfying relationship than before their crisis.

When Therapy May Not Help

While therapy can salvage most relationships, there are cases in which marital treatment may not be suitable. One such circumstance is when both spouses can't agree on how to move ahead. If one or both spouses have entirely given up on the connection, nothing in the world can preserve it. Individual counseling might be suitable in this circumstance and can support both partners in managing their loss and moving on with their lives.

In circumstances of continuing domestic violence, therapy will not be suitable. However, help is available for male and female sufferers of domestic violence, both emotional and physical. Individual counseling for both spouses can also be helpful.

Except for these severe cases, most spouses can save their marriage and cultivate a healthier, more fulfilling connection in the future. It is rarely too late for marriage counseling. Dr. Phillips is here to assist couples with saving their marriage and building a healthier, more rewarding relationship. Contact us today for more information.

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Heather Oller

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.