It may be no surprise, but the foundational skill of communication is one of the top drivers for couples to Well Marriage Center. It overlaps every other area of marriage and couples counseling.
Being able to communicate needs, expectations, and desires, as well as talking through conflict are essential parts of any relationship. Some of us miss out on the nuances of these core skills in childhood or develop negative coping strategies around difficult conversations.
Sometimes it’s easy to communicate with anyone on the planet—except our partners, for various reasons. For example, perhaps one partner shuts down when difficult topics come up, or one partner does all the talking and doesn’t leave space for the other to communicate. Sometimes no one is listening at all, or things quickly escalate into fights.
All relationships are unique, as are the communication dynamics between any two individuals. Luckily, we’re here to help you through your unique situation.
Couples therapy and Communication
Our therapists focus only on couples and relationships between people, so naturally communication improvement is one of our foundational skillsets.
By focusing on the strengths and what drew you together in the first place, we can expand in a setting of acceptance to figure out where communication breakdowns occur and why.
More importantly, we can teach you the skills to move past these blocks and give you the support you need to practice until excellent communication comes naturally.
When we’re able to catch these communication blocks early, we’re often able to help the couple avoid the more toxic and deeper level problems that come years down the road if left unchecked.
Several clients have done pre-marital counseling with us to avoid this very common issue in the future. Building effective communication early is one of the best things you can do for your relationship.
Never Too Late
However, even when more difficult baggage has accumulated through years of bad communication, our therapists are trained to handle the overlapping issues.