Some level of conflict is unavoidable in any relationship. With each person dealing with their own stresses, arguments and disagreements can often occur. It’s when this becomes a problem that couples counseling may be necessary. Therapy for couples will attempt to address these issues and allow for a more harmonious relationship. The therapist will be patient and impartial so as to better help both parties. You can even get help from an online therapist should your schedule make it difficult to attend in-person sessions.
It is so important for all couples to be informed about the importance of Pre-marital Therapy and its true value. Pre-Marital Therapy makes so much sense and even makes the intended couple much less tense. Pre-Marital Therapy makes sure that the couple have honestly and openly disclosed any deal breaking type of secrets about their credit and/or finances. Complete transparency is brought forth and discussed openly in front of both partners before they take their vows. For couples who have accrued assets prior to marriage, I offer “My Pre-Marital Marathon” and introduce the notion of signing a pre-nuptial agreement to make sure their accrued assets, prior to marriage, are excluded, in the event of a divorce.
I am a professional who is nonjudgmental and unbiased. I have always encouraged full disclosure and total transparency when it comes to having an intimate and loving relationship. Secrecy or telling white lies does not set the stage for an intimate and loving relationship. I listen intently while each partner regales us with their personal dreams and where they see themselves five years from now. I get my cues from the couple and point out their differences so that we can discuss and resolve those differences or at the very least, they can decide to agree to disagree so that those differences do not disturb their marriage when they resurface in the future. The couple gets a chance to practice their respective roles in their relationship by engaging in “role playing” during “My Marriage Marathon”.
Every marriage is the result of two imperfect people coming together and taking their marriage vows very seriously, making a commitment for a lifetime even when their love waxes and wanes due to the vicissitudes of life. From real commitment, trust will continue to grow and flourish because the newly married couple will “cleave to one another and their flesh will be bound and become one”. You can learn more about couples counseling by contacting Riverdale Therapy & Counseling Services in The Bronx, NY.
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