It is widely believed that marital and couples counseling is a option for couples who are already in distress and experiencing a painful relationship. However, I am beginning to see clients who are seeking preventative couples counseling. These couples are aware of the potential challenges the relationship could face and don’t want to put off waiting to see if it gets worse or goes away on it’s own. Counseling becomes an avenue for discovering the skills, strengths, and resources of the relationship, introducing buffers from stress, and learning more intimately about our partner.
This may seem counter-intuitive to some, but imagine spending time focusing on what is going well, gaining tips to manage perpetual problems before they become too big, building a rich foundation of understanding, and enhancing communication. This is preventative couples counseling at it’s best!
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