Carolina Counseling Services - Marriage Counseling: 7 Telltale Signs You Need It
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Marriage Counseling: 7 Telltale Signs You Need It
Most couples in love never think that their relationship could be threatened by conflicts that lead to despair and distress. Love is unquestionably the strongest element that helps your relationship endure the challenges of the years, but it can be weakened by constant conflict.
Conflicts are unavoidable, even in the most loving relationships. However, the inherent differences between you, which can spice up your days together and make them more exciting, can also strain your relationship.
Are you and your spouse becoming used to conflict? If so, it may be difficult to recognize that your relationship is already in dire need of help. It is proactive to seek counseling early and not wait until it’s too late or beyond repair.
What are the signs that you are probably missing? How do you know when marriage counseling is urgently needed? Here are seven telltale signs:
Sign 1: Your communication has deteriorated.
Talking can nurture your relationship when you settle differences and resolve issues. Failure to talk in a meaningful manner can erode your respect and love for each other. It can also potentially bring your children into the center of your arguments, hurting them in the process. Deteriorating communication can also be an indication of a growing chasm between you.
If your efforts to talk are only bringing up more issues and conflicts, it is time to see a counselor. A marriage counselor can provide a neutral venue for you and your spouse/partner to talk about your issues and look at them in a more objective manner.
Sign 2: Arguing has become frequent and more intense.
If you are arguing more frequently, it may be a sign of unresolved issues. Even if they are petty, they can tire you out in the long run. Whether the issue is old or new, if you are constantly at each other’s throats, it is a major concern. The problem needs to be resolved as soon as possible before it can pull you apart and make you indifferent to each other.
If you are unable to resolve your issues on your own, then resolve to see a counselor. They can help you reexamine your issues in a different light, so that you can have an objective perspective when you work on your concerns.
Sign 3: Mentioning or thinking of divorce.
If either or both of you have brought up divorce as a solution to your issues, during arguments or when you are calm, the point of desperation has already been reached. It means that your marriage or union is already in a critical state and you can’t save it without help.
It may seem that all is lost or that your relationship is beyond repair, but it just means you must try harder and seek out marriage counseling. A counselor can help you find other ways to resolve your issues and mend your broken relationship.
Sign 4: Your conflicts are distressing you or your spouse/partner.
Your marriage is supposed to be your haven. When it becomes a source of stress rather than the sanctuary that it once was, it can be very distressing for both you and your spouse/partner. A stressful union can be bad for your physical and emotional health, not to mention that it can also affect your entire family. This is why it is healthy to resolve your relationship issues to free yourself from the negative feelings.
When your relationship issues are affecting your emotional health, or the other way around— your conflicts are triggered by an emotional condition (anxiety, depression, etc.)—they can be too complicated to resolve without the professional help of a therapist.
Sign 5: Your love for your spouse/partner is waning with each conflict.
Passion may become less intense over time for some couples, but not love. In a healthy marriage, it tends to grow through the years. If you feel that your constant conflicts are contributing to a growing indifference, or if the love that used to bind you strongly is getting weaker, seek a counselor’s help before love leaves your relationship for good.
A good marriage counselor can help you get to the bottom of your concerns and resolve them. It will be difficult to bring back the romance without resolving your issues.
Sign 6: Keeping secrets or not sharing important matters with your spouse/partner.
It’s true that you need not tell your spouse/partner about everything in your life. When you keep back information deliberately, however, it can be a sign of deteriorating communication or a growing feeling of indifference.
A marriage counselor is the right professional to help you understand your internal motivations and reasons. It is essential that you understand what is making you hide information or guard secrets from the person whom you’re supposed to trust absolutely.
Sign 7: You still love each other, but your relationship is weighed down by conflicts.
Strong love is important; it makes you want to stay together and find ways to resolve issues that threaten it. While it is normal for relationships or marriages to experience issues from time to time, they should not shake your love or commitment. If you fear that your issues are weakening your affection for each other, be proactive—seek the help of a counselor.
Apart from love, it also takes resilience to enjoy an enduring and blissful marriage. Resilience is something that you can build with the help of a non-judgmental marriage counselor.
If you see any of these signs in your marriage, be proactive and call Carolina Counseling Services (CCS) in Fayetteville, NC. CCS contracts with independent counselors; one of them may be the right one to help you make your marriage work. If cost is a concern, your insurance plan may cover family counseling. Call now to take the first step toward saving your marriage/relationship.
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Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Silver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Lumber Bridge NC, Rex NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade NC.
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