Comfortable and happy in your relationship? Starting to have concerns or facing one of life’s problems? Maybe you find yourself in a crumbling marriage.
In all these situations, counseling and learned communication techniques can significantly improve your relationship … and even save it.
My counseling approach focuses on empowering you and your partner by way of a powerful communication technique. With guidance and practice, you and your loved one will learn to actively listen in order to validate each other’s feelings and desires. This technique will provide a means by which you can address effectively deep seated irritations and clear up new issues. Most couples will learn this powerful communication technique in 8-10 sessions.
The stress of divorce is … equivalent to the stress of experiencing a car crash evey day over six months. – Sonja Lyubomirsky, The Myths of Happiness
If you’re struggling in your relationship …
You may be astonished to know that what started out in a state of bliss can easily disintegrate to the point where you can no longer bear being together. If divorce occurs, the effects are devastating not only to the two individuals involved, but their children, extended family, and community.
According to the United States Census (2013), 10.2% of the population has been divorced and 2.2% are separated. Half of the marriages end in divorce. The Huffington Post (Jan. 11, 2014) reported that the average divorce costs somewhere between $15,000 and $20,000. Articles found in MedlinePlus.gov explain how divorce can result in a wide range of negative effects from difficulties for the children (e.g. aggression, poor grades, self-blame) to conflict.
“Prenuptial counseling can improve your chances of staying hitched …”
A Chicago Tribune article (April 7, 2011) reports that 78% of couples who attended premarital counseling say it helped their marriage and that prenuptial counseling can reduce divorce by 30%. Consider protecting your love with premarital counseling.
According to Cost of Wedding (Feb. 13, 2014), “On average, U.S. couples spend $25,656 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $19,242 and $32,070. This does not include cost for a honeymoon.” Couples counseling may be a relatively inexpensive way to start your life together … or save your marriage and return to a comfortable partnership.
However, sometimes divorce is the best solution. If this is a route that you have decided to take, couples counseling can help you lay a more amicable path, reducing the emotional, financial, and social damage.