Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
Staying in a long-term relationship is a labor of love — literally. It doesn’t just happen by accident. No matter how much you love each other, sooner or later, the routine of everyday life weighs heavily on you. Somewhere in between going to work every day and doing chores and running errands all weekend, you’ve lost that initial spark. Communication has broken down and you’ve emotionally distanced yourself. A disagreement about a pile of dirty dishes has exploded into a laundry list of the character flaws in the other person.
Is it too late to save your marriage? While in some cases the relationship may not be salvageable, for many people, couples and marriage counseling can help them to resolve issues and repair their relationship, paving the way for long-term happiness.
Hope Springs Behavioral Health offers marriage counseling at their facility in Warminster, PA, to residents in all of the following communities and other nearby areas:
- Willow Grove
Recognizing that there is a problem and wanting to seek help is an important step in the right direction. Many people wait for months or years before seeing a marriage therapist, even when issues have been ongoing. If you have tried working things out on your own but haven’t been successful, marriage counseling might be a good option to consider.
Sometimes, you may want to sort out some of your own issues before tackling your relationship. In this case, you can choose to attend an individual therapy session.
In other instances, difficulties in your relationship may also affect children or other family members living with you. To work on things that affect everyone in the home, you may want to consider family therapy.
Everyone has their own reasons for seeking out marriage counseling, but here are just a few common signs that you may want to work on your relationship with the assistance of a marriage therapist:
- It feels like you’re both “just living together” and not participating in an active partnership. When conversations become increasingly shorter, or your partner would rather scroll through social media on their phone than talk to you or do something together, it may cause you to feel disconnected.
- You have identified a problem in your relationship, but neither of you knows how to resolve it. Recognizing an issue is an important first step, but if you don’t currently have the tools you need to solve it together, having the assistance of a third party can be beneficial.
- One or both partners act out on negative feelings. For example, giving someone the cold shoulder when they try to make amends, or pretending to be unfaithful to elicit a response from your partner.
- You feel like things will never work out and that divorce is the only option. While not every marriage can be saved, and in some instances separating may be the best course of action, if both partners are willing to try and amend the relationship, it is worth attempting a couples counseling session.
Even if you both feel content in your marriage, couples therapy can help to deepen the bond between you and help you to better understand the other person’s needs. Marriage counseling can help you:
- Better understand your partner’s cues when asking for attention and affection
- Help you communicate your needs more clearly
- Restore a sense of intimacy
- Learn to resolve conflicts in a healthy way
At Hope Springs Behavioral Health, we have worked with people throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, including residents of Doylestown, Abington, Hatboro, Levittown, Willow Grove, Feasterville-Trevose, Lansdale, Newtown, and Yardley, to help them work through difficulties in their relationships. Contact us today to learn more about our marriage counseling services and other programs, such as group therapy and psychiatric services.Request an Appointment