All relationships require work from both partners. However, if you have issues in your marriage, consider consulting a marriage counselor about your marriage issues before giving up on your relationship entirely. If you and your spouse are experiencing more confrontations or not communicating at all, marriage counseling in Littleton may be exactly what you need.
Marriage Counseling Can Rekindle Your Marriage Spark
Right now, it may seem impossible to get back to where you were when you first said “I do.” That’s because many couples' spark fades as they stop communicating. During the early days of your relationship, there are a lot of positive activities to discuss. You’re sharing things about yourself and planning for the future with hope and excitement. As the years go by, whether you achieve your hopes and dreams, the conversations fade. When you spend time in Littleton marriage counseling, you may realize you’re not sharing your new hopes and dreams. Once you begin to share again, you find new energy in your marriage.
Accepting and Embracing Change
Sometimes our partners change. It can be because of external things that happen like a change in career, missed goals or even time passing. When the person we fell in love with isn’t the same person we married, we have to see that person for who they are today. That can be hard. It can also be hard when we know we’ve changed and grown, but feel our partner hasn’t. Learning to accept the change, or lack of change, in our partner brings many benefits to the relationship. With the help of a Littleton marriage and family counselor, you can work on making your marriage what you want it to be.
Call McCullough Family Therapy and Start Improving Your Marriage Today
McCullough Family Therapy offers many counseling services including marriage and family therapy in Colorado. Call Athena McCullough at (720) 257-9121 to get started on marriage counseling in Littleton or click here and request a free 25-minute appointment today.
Couples counseling in Littleton can help your relationship in many ways. Couples counseling is not just for married couples or even those who are engaged. If you’re in a committed relationship and feel that you’re at a roadblock or that things could be better and you want to continue in the relationship, here are some reasons that couples therapy in Littleton may be a good idea.
Overcome Past Relationship Trauma
If you feel that your relationship is stuck, it could be something from the past of either partner. Past relationship trauma, whether physical or mental, can lead to issues in current relationships. Sharing your past hurts and unresolved trauma in a safe environment can help your partner better understand you and, with the help of the therapist, you overcome them.
Understand One Another Better
Do you feel like you’re constantly misunderstood? Does your partner complain that you ignore them? These are common communication issues addressed in couples counseling in Littleton. Learning how to truly hear what the other is communicating and get your point across without yelling or feeling a negative emotion is a benefit of couples therapy.
Learn About How You See the Future
Although many couples talk about things like whether they want children and how many, where they want to live and career aspirations, rarely are the conversations much deeper. During couples counseling you and your partner can dive deeper into the issues that you need to agree on before taking the relationship to the next level. If you are engaged or thinking about becoming engaged, it is important to share an understanding on topics like these:
It’s normal for the individuals who make up a family to have different opinions, wants, needs and communication styles. However, when even two people in your family can’t seem to get along, everyone is affected. If you’ve been trying to help your family get along but it’s not working, you should consider seeking the help of a Littleton family therapist.
Family Therapy is a Process
Although you’ll be seen as a family, it’s also beneficial for your Littleton family therapist to see family members alone and in groups. Depending on the family dynamic and the issues that you’re looking to address, I may want to see mom and dad in a session and the kids in another. Or, I may feel it’s best to see one parent and the children instead. During these more limited sessions, it’s not about pointing fingers or devising a plan to attack the missing family member(s), it’s an attempt to help open up more lines of communication.
Ultimately, I Want You to Learn How to Solve Issues on Your Own
Whether you see me for family therapy in Denver or another provider, the goal is to teach each person in the family how to communicate better. That includes hearing what the other family members are saying. The end result is that everyone can learn how to solve problems between one another without the help of a Littleton family therapist. An added benefit is that it also helps each member of your family communicate and solve problems outside of the family as well.
I Can Help Your Family
If you’re looking for a Littleton family therapist, call me, Athena McCullough, at McCollough Family Therapy, for your initial consultation. Talk to me about your family dynamics and what you’re looking to achieve or solve through family therapy and we can help start you on the road to better communication and problem solving. I can be reached at (720) 257-9121.
Many of us experience stress and worry as a daily part of life. However, when do those "normal" experiences become "too much" or "abnormal." Huffington Post came up with a great list may help you determine if it might be time to see a therapist:
1. Everything you feel is intense
2. You've suffered a trauma and can't stop thinking about it
3. You have unexplained and recurrent headaches, stomach-aches or a rundown immune system
4. You’re using a substance to cope
5. You’re getting bad feedback at work
6. You feel disconnected from previously beloved activities
7. Your relationships are strained
8. Your friends have told you they’re concerned