Marriage counseling is an option for couples in every stage of their relationship. Therefore, our counselors are trained to help couples no matter how long they’ve been together: from dating and pre-marital, to marital, parenting and step-parenting, to navigating the way through a healthy divorce. No matter where your relationship is, our counselors are there to support you every step of the way.
Marriage counseling may seem the step to take when everything else you’ve tried has failed; it may also only seem a step you can take when you’ve been married for a while. At You and Me Forever, we believe couples should be encouraged to engage in premarital counseling to enhance dating and ensure partners understand each other. This step helps couples understand and resolve any differences before marriage, so they can have the tools to create a happy and healthy marriage from the start. Couples who engage in premarital counseling report having 30% higher marital happiness than those who don’t.
Premarital counseling is essential for helping engaged couples understand their differences and work through any barriers before marriage. With the help of an unbiased third person, couples can discuss what they want from a relationship and each other, and how they hope to achieve it. This discussion creates a healthy relationship, founded on love and understanding, right from the start. Everything can grow from this safe starting point.
Our counselors are also there to help work with the many issues married couples may have. Our highly trained, sensitive counselors can address issues including feelings of frustration, anger, resentment, abuse, neglect, parenting approaches, unmet expectations, infidelity, and changes in lifestyle. Couples at any stage of marriage will benefit from therapy because relationships are constantly changing.
At You and Me Forever, we can also empower divorcing couples to leave their marriage with greater feelings of self-worth, confidence, and happiness. In the event of divorce, with the help of our skilled therapists, both parties in the relationship can separate feeling happier, healthier, and more fulfilled.
Some common issues dealt with through marriage counseling include:
- Healing after infidelity
- Blending families
- Sexual incompatibility
- Healing from addictions
- Physical or mental disabilities
- Cultural clashes
- Issues communicating
- Marital and gender roles