Time and again we are inspired by the couples we work with. The email Dr. Steve Brown received recently represents the best of what our mission and hope is for both our Northern Virginia communities and beyond. Good marriage counseling is more than just helping couples deal with an immediate problem: it’s also about helping couples create relationships that take them into the future, like the one highlighted in this email. Marriage counseling success stories like this are why we keep helping couples.
We hope and trust that it will encourage and inspire you too…
“Dear Dr. Steve,
It’s been 2 weeks since you told us we didn’t need you anymore as our marriage counselor. I wanted to fill you in on what has happened and to thank you once again for all of your help.
Two days after our last session, Jim and I went in for our 10-week ultrasound. We quickly found out that the baby no longer had a heartbeat and had stopped developing at about 8 and a half weeks. A year ago, news like this would have destroyed us. We were pretty excited to start parenting this new baby. I’m pretty sure there would have been a lot of fighting and blaming.
The first thing Jim did after hearing the news was to reach out for me. There was no anger, only shared grief. We went home and talked about how we felt and what we needed from each other.
I had to have surgery to remove the pregnancy and to collect tissue to send to a lab for analysis. Jim has done nothing but love and care for me through the whole process.
Jim has been amazing. Not once did he close himself off from me. He was open and honest and emotional in a positive way.
I need to thank you. Six months ago, I had a husband that didn’t want to be near me. With your help, you taught us how to communicate and support each other through even the most devastating situations. I’m eternally grateful to you.
We’ve had some time to grieve and are now looking forward to the next step in trying to conceive. Until we do have a baby, we are happy to have each other and Rebecca.