Everyone realizes this growing up – family is all we have. Whether that family is composed of blood relatives or adopted parents, family really will be there for all our moments. Not only does your family support you and give you unconditional love, but it also helps you become the person you are. People learn vocabulary and pick up habits from their family. They also learn values and rituals from their families. But, some families may benefit from the use of couples counseling.
Family is what most people grow up with so they teach you about love, relationships and everything that’s important in the world. But, not every family is the same. Some families might have pretty healthy functional relationships, but that might not be the case for everyone. Even if you believe your family has a few unhealthy relationships – it is never too late to work on them. All families deal with turbulence in one form or another, and it only makes them stronger.
If you believe your family can work together to get better – try family therapy. After all, nothing is more important than family.
If your marriage or relationship is in trouble or in crisis, this is what YOU SHOULD NOT DO!
- Name Calling
- Making Excuses
- Not Listening
- Dredging up the Past
- Getting Even
Benefits of Couples Counseling
It Will Increase Communication
Many families or couples are just existing together in the same space rather than living in the same house as a unit. They barely talk, let alone share their feelings. It is essential to communicate with your family or your spouse if you want your relationships to work out in the long term. Therapy can help you achieve that. If you have a hard time expressing yourself or are married to someone like that, visit a therapist today. Not only will they help you get more comfortable with your feelings but also make you learn more about you and the relationships around you.
It Makes You More Empathetic
Therapy teaches you more about yourself and about where the other person is coming from. We all bring a different perspective to every relationship and have different views on life – that’s completely okay. What’s not okay is dismissing other people’s experiences and not even trying to learn. It’s okay if you can’t relate to something, but you can always be empathetic. Try putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. Whether it’s your daughter who wants to stay out late or your son who wants to go on a road trip – imagine what they must be feeling. Therapy can help you self-reflect, which will automatically make you more empathetic.
What to Expect From Family & Couples Therapy
If this is your first time going to a therapist – don’t be alarmed. You will not be asked to do anything you’re not comfortable with and we guarantee you – you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Not only will you learn more about yourself but also your family.
If your family consists of four people, the therapist might want to meet you all together and then individually. This helps the therapist judge which family member influences who because not everyone might be comfortable sharing everything in front of other family members.
The first few sessions might be about learning the dynamics of the family and how you guys operate so that the therapist can come to a sound conclusion on how to help you. Make sure not to skip any sessions because you might miss out on integral advice or discussions. Therapy helps – try it today.
If you want to SAVE your marriage or relationship, our Licensed Doctors and Therapists will give you Immediate Help. Through Solution-Focused, Brief term, no-nonsense couples counseling, and therapy, you will quickly learn how to:
- Identify and cope with Marital Conflict or Infidelity
- Remove the Boredom and replace it with Sizzle
- Reduce financial Stressors
- Reconnect with your Spouse or Significant Other
- Sharpen Parenting Skills
- Experience the Excitement of New Love again.