Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Do you feel like your relational communication needs work? Do you feel more like roommates? You and your partner are not alone. Many couples face marital distress as it is one of the most frequently encountered and disturbing human problems. Everyone who is married experiences difficulties, and for some, these difficulties reach the point of profound disappointment leading to doubts about whether the marriage can be saved. Therapy is a great place to address marital distress and seek marital enrichment.
- Are you feeling dissatisfied with your relationship?
- Are you feeling disappointed with your partner?
- Are you feeling disconnected from your partner?
- Are you fighting more frequently with your partner? And are conflicts feeling unresolved and exhaustive?
- Are you and your partner no longer communicating?
- Are you struggling to enjoy time spent with your partner?
- Has your relationship suffered a betrayal, loss, or crisis?
Behaviors such as criticism, defensiveness, contempt, stonewalling, withdrawal, and violence can all lead to a loss of connection and a signal that a marriage is in trouble. Through therapy though, a couple can work together to identify difficult emotions, learn to express their feelings, and communicate with respect and kindness to turn toward one another in moments of crisis and distress instead of turning away or against one another.
With marital enrichment as the focus, your therapist will work with you and your partner to work on validating and accepting one another to gain insight and manage differences you face in your relationship. Conflict is not the issue, as all relationships will have problems and challenges, but marital enrichment allows a couple to develop skills to manage conflict effectively by talking about problems and finding workable solutions where each partner feels seen and heard. Conflict, when done right, is the opportunity to grow closer and enhance intimacy and connection. As such, destructive conflict or conflict avoidance can wreak havoc on a marriage.
At Family Solutions & Wellness Center, we have Prepare Enrich Facilitators who offer a specialized assessment and subsequent enrichment sessions to identify your relationship strength and growth areas and work to enhance and deepen your marriage. In addition to our prepare-enrich services, our couples therapists have experience working to foster healthy long term relationships and to promote stronger communication skills and increase intimacy for a greater, renewed connection.