Couples counseling isn’t just for the broken

By: Heather Miller, Marriage and Family Counseling Intern

Couple’s counseling can strengthen your relationship by providing new tools for you and your partner to use to improve your relationship. Some individuals hesitate to seek out couple’s counseling for fear of exposing struggles in their partnerships or fear that it may not help their relationship. Couple’s counseling, can in fact, greatly improve your relationship satisfaction.

Here are 5 ways that you and your intimate partner can benefit from couple’s counseling.

1). Rebuild Your Bond and Rediscover One Another

By engaging in couple’s counseling you will rebuild the bond that you once had with your partner. Couple’s counseling works to increase your connection with your partner and in this process you and your partner may rediscover one another in a new and healthy way.

2). Improve Your Communication

Couple’s counseling provides communication tools for you and your partner in order to create healthier ways of communicating with one another. Improving your communication style can greatly improve your overall relationship.

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3). Learn to Fight Fairly

As we know, in every relationship conflict arises from time-to-time. It is important for you and your partner to know how to work through this conflict together. Couple’s counseling can help you and your partner learn new conflict resolution skills. By engaging in couple’s counseling you and your partner can learn to work through conflict in a respectful and loving ways.

4). Develop Deeper Intimacy

Taking the journey through couple’s counseling you and your partner can develop a deeper intimacy with one another. By having new emotional experiences with your partner in counseling you can improve your intimacy and connection in your relationship.

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5). Develop a Greater Sense of Who You Are

Through the process of couple’s counseling you may develop a greater sense of who you are and what role you play in your relationship. By learning new things about yourself, you can learn new ways to help heal your relationship and increase your relationship satisfaction.

There are more than these 5 ways that couple’s counseling can improve your relationship. All you need to do is ask yourself do I want a better, happier, and healthier relationship? If so, couple’s counseling may be a useful tool to benefit your relationship!

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