Challenges of Modern Marriages & How Marriage Counseling Can Help
If you find yourself wondering, “What happened to my marriage?” you’re not alone. Marriages today face more pressure, distraction, temptation, and isolation than ever before. Couples have dealt with traditional stressors like communication breakdowns, children, a new job, or a loss in the family for years. But the COVID-19 pandemic, a tumultuous economy, and even the technology at our fingertips have added significantly more challenges to maintaining a successful relationship or marriage. It might seem normal, then, for couples to experience dwindling connection, romance, or intimacy.
And while every marriage does have its ups and downs, your relationship shouldn’t feel tense, frustrating, lonely, unsatisfying, or broken. If these feelings sound familiar, marriage counseling can help!
As both a therapist-owned company and the largest, specialized couples’ therapist network in the nation, we have devoted our careers to helping couples rediscover their spark, improve their communication, resolve conflict, handle life changes, break toxic patterns, and more. Our licensed, caring therapists serve 6 states and 22 cities nationwide and are ready to support your unique relationship goals.
Why Choose Expert Marriage Counseling?
Modern therapy has evolved with changes in neuroscience, approaches to emotional development, and advancements in research – how therapists approach marriage counseling is no exception. For example, in the past, therapists would often ask, “what seems to be the problem?” Instead, we’re asking, “Why did you fall in love in the first place?” This subtle, positive shift reminds couples they are on the same team and helps set them up for longer-term success from the very beginning.
When you work with a specialized therapist who has dedicated their career to understanding and resolving relational issues like trauma, attachments, communication, conflict, separation adjustments, infidelity, and more, you have a greater chance of getting to the root of concerns that spring up between you and your partner. As experts in our field, we don’t run out of ideas, insight, and tools that you can use to improve your relationship dynamics.
Our therapists specialize in everything about how people relate to and connect with one another.
This, unfortunately, often includes topics like trauma, sexual issues, intimacy concerns, communication issues, withdrawal, and high conflict situations. We’re also specialized to assist with other aspects of life, like loss of job, infertility, death in the family, life changes, faith and secular issues and how they affect relationships, and couples from different backgrounds.
What does Therapy Look like with WMC?
Our unique approach is to first understand what brought you together initially. After we understand your core connections, we can begin to address common issues such as attachment styles, conflict cycles, communication styles, affairs, trauma, and intimacy. By using techniques like Imago, the developmental model, and the Gottman Method, among others, we focus on the most up-to-date, scientifically backed relationship science available and we never stop learning. We are passionate about making the world better, one couple at a time.
We begin with an assessment and strengths-based approach that is pro-relationship–if you’re both willing to do the work, we’ll be right there with you to get to the bottom of things.
Once your therapist has a deeper understanding of your relationship, the harder work begins. Your therapist will tailor their approach to the needs of the relationship and to you as individuals, so you can begin building or rebuilding trust, intimacy, communication, or any other relationship goals you may have.
So whether you are facing infidelity, high conflict, withdrawal, lack of sex, lack of nonsexual intimacy, communication breakdowns, or just have different approaches to the same goals, we’re here to help you in your unique situation. We’ve seen it all and we’re serious about relationships–so you will always find a compassionate and understanding counselor by your side.
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