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Marriage Counseling

Should I Consider Marriage Counseling/Therapy?

For individuals considering divorce in Georgia, it may be very difficult to determine whether to contact Barrett Partners Group to handle your divorce, or if there is anything that may be done to possibly save your marriage.  It is often difficult for couples to identify and resolve the issues that plague their relationship. Marriage counseling with a licensed professional can help identify and resolve those latent issues. Start by finding a counselor who specializes in marriage or couples therapy. They are out there and willing to help. You may have to meet with more than one to find the right fit. It’s important that both spouses feel comfortable with the therapist, so keep trying until you find the right person.

If your marriage is having problems, do not wait too long to seek professional help. Marriage counseling (also called couples therapy) can be very effective, especially if couples seek it out sooner rather than later.

What is Marriage Counseling?

Marriage counseling, or couples counseling, is a type of therapy that focuses on helping couples build and maintain a strong and healthy marriage.  Couples seek counseling when they want to improve their relationship or have become unhappy in their marriage. They may feel that their needs are not being heard or met or they might be stuck in unresolved conflicts. Many times, it feels like the relationship is stuck and they are repeating the same conversation and the same conflict over and over again. Couple’s therapy is useful in helping the couple move from a conflict situation to a more emotionally and intimately connected situation where needs are being met and problems are collaboratively and constructively solved. Even if the relationship is relatively good couples therapy be enormously beneficial in improving intimacy and connection and creating a more satisfying and fulfilling relationship in general.

 Not only may a marriage counselor guide spouses through their marital discord in an effort the save their marriage, but if a couple has already come to the conclusion that divorce is the path they wish to take, a counselor may also be able to help the couple acquire the skills necessary to move forward in a positive direction and begin to develop their relationship as co-parents.

Couples therapy create a safe and neutral space for you and your partner to explore your relationship. Having a third party who is objective can help you say things to your spouse that you could not do just on your own. Even more important, an experienced couples therapist has worked with many couples like you so they can tell you what to expect from your marriage and what needs to change in order for you to have a different and better experience than you have at home. We know wondering what to expect from marriage counseling on your own can be daunting!

Marriage Counseling Resources

If you have considered divorce, but wish to seek counseling in an effort to save your marriage or reconcile with your spouse, you may find a qualified Georgia marriage or divorce counselor via Theravive or The National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists. Both Theravive and The National Registry are online services designed to help individuals, spouses and families seeking qualified counseling services identify the counselor best suited for them. Be sure to seek out a counselor who has been appropriately trained and licensed. Look for a counselor who is a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC) or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).