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How Would You Know if You Need Marriage Counseling?

by Dr. Shivani Misri Sadhoo at 13.Feb.2017 on Emotional and Mental Health

 


Abstract:

During a troubled phase of marital life, it is important that couples should deliberately and dedicatedly give attention and work towards improving their relationship as they face turbulence in their love and romance. Also, they should not hesitate to take an expert help.

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Do we need to meet a marriage counselor? Will my spouse agree on this? These are the common questions that couples usually struggle with when they pass through a troubled phase of marital life. Generally, a common answer people give to themselves is, let us give some time and when the existing life conditions improve so will our marriage. But, challenging situations never end in life, and they just change their identity from time to time. Hence, it is important that couples should deliberately and dedicatedly give attention and work towards improving their relationship if they face turbulence in their love and romance.

Some of the effective tips for rejuvenating marital life are like giving more time to your spouse, spending quality time together, having a daily dialogue about your feelings for each other and your lives together rather than discussing your activities that day.

However, if things do not work out, then couples should not be hesitant to take an expert help immediately. I suggest some of the signs that could tell couples that they should meet a marriage counselor.

1) Negative Communication:

This happens whenever a couple tries to talk to improve their relationship. The communication between couples become negative, and they end up arguing, accusing and hurting each other. Hence, their communication gets limited to small talks related to kids, home chores, EMI's, etc.

2) Spouse Becomes a Roommate:

When couples become more like roommates than a married couple indicate that they may need counseling. It does not mean that the couple is unwilling to stay together and they are in trouble. It means that there is a lack of communication, conversation and intimacy or any other elements that the couple feels are important, and they believe they just co-exist. This may be an indication that a skilled therapist can help them sort out what is missing and how to get it back.

3) Extramarital Affair:

When one or both the partners are having extramarital affairs, but they both decide not to end their marriage and to come back to their spouse.

4) Living Together for children:

If a couple feels it is to stay together for the sake of the children, then it may help them if they go for marriage therapy.

5) Thinks Separation as a solution:

When things between couples have turned sour that they frequently refer separation as the only solution left, then it is the time that they should immediately seek marital counseling.

Do you have any problem in marital life? If so, please a consult a marriage counseling specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychologist-counsellor/marriage-counseling

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