How Marriage Counselling Will Improve Your Marriage
Your spouse is one of the most important people in your life. But what happens when the lines of communication begins to falter. Over the course of your relationship, you will experience ups and downs. Knowing how to address stresses in your relationship will strengthen and solidify your marriage for years to come. At Marriage Therapists Ottawa we know firsthand how important it is to gain outside perspective in your relationship. Marriage counselling can help you and your spouse address an incredibly wide range of relationship stressors, from financial difficulties to parenting methods and workplace situations.
When To Begin Marriage Counselling
There is no rule to say that you can only begin marriage counselling when your relationship hits a rough patch. However, many couples do come to us when their marriage is experiencing a turbulent time. If you find that your marriage is undergoing an ongoing conflict that seems to be a recurring topic of debate and hostility a marriage counsellor can help guide the conversation. Transitory times in a marriage, such as the loss of a friend or family member, children leaving the home, and/or retirement all cause stress in a relationship. Marriage counselling teach you how to cope with these changes while providing your partner with the support that they need. Instead of facing these difficult times alone, marriage counselling gives you the skills you need to confront them together.
Mental health affects one in four adults in North America. Knowing how to experience mental health differences personally, or responding to the needs of your partner is an incredibly important part of marriage counselling. Marriage counselling is a beneficial setting for addressing mental health as it treats both personal and individual needs, and how personal actions affect your marriage.
Marriage Counselling and Conversation Facilitation
One of the most important benefits of marriage counselling is the way it can dramatically improve your methods of communication. Inefficient, ineffective communication can take a serious toll on your marriage. Without being able to convey what you think and feel to your partner continued growth is incredibly difficult. Falling into a pattern of yelling, avoidance, criticism, and sarcasm can be an inevitable conclusion once a breakdown in communication has occurred. Our marriage counsellors work with you to provide you with different ways to speak with your partner. To read more about how marriage counselling looks, please read this article.
Marriage Counselling and Conflict Resolution
Conflict resolution can refer to a wide range of situations. For example, when one or both partners are experiencing the personal and shared effects of substance abuse, gambling, or alcohol abuse. These destructive habits affect not only the individuals in a marriage, but the marriage itself. Workplace and familial stress can lead to self medicating with drugs and alcohol. Marriage counselling works by reframing the way you and your spouse interact in light of stressful situations.
If you or your partner would like to know more about the marriage counselling services at Marriage Therapists Ottawa, we invite you to call us today at 613-425-4257.