Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Now that we’re into Turkey left-overs and the Holiday shopping season, tension and stress begins to take it’s effect on marriages and relationships. Too many people are coming for couples counseling after the marriage is effectively over. They are using counseling to say “look, we tried everything, even counseling.” Please come earlier and get help before it’s too late.
It’s important that you get counseling before one or both people have withdrawn and decided that there is no more chance to fix the relationship. When that is the situation, then the only thing counseling can do is to help them separate peacefully, and to help the couple move on with their lives without excessive emotional trauma. Over the next month, I will be discussing marital problems and how to improve communication. See you later!