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Saving Your Marriage. When to Get Expert Marriage Advice

Posted by Dr. Ellen Kreidman on

Most marriages repeatedly undergo phases where the couples may for one reason or another start to drift apart. Whether the strife takes place over a prolonged period or suddenly, it does not always mean that the couple needs to part ways. Relationship therapy offers straightforward ideas to help couples open up to each other more effectively.

Noticing some signs that resentment is slowly building up

Even while living in the same house, a couple may realize that they are both living different lives. The feelings may still be intact but sooner than later, some couples start to spend more time with other friends instead of with each other. As seen with many people who have undergone successful marriage therapy, some tell-signs include a partner who wants to spend more time than usual in a club or a growing feeling that someone wants much more space alone. Some partners may choose to communicate less often during the day or to keep it business and general every time they talk on phone. 

Why early help makes relationship therapy more successful

Partners may feel as if speaking to each other alone often leads to a nasty exchange that did not even yield positive results. With time, both partners may for a moment think that their ship is beyond rescue. People should seek the services of a marriage expert whenever communication is breaking down and there is a great need to speak to a person who takes a neutral stand. Talking to a relative or just another friend does not always yield the same results that you may get from speaking to a neutral and supportive marriage expert. Qualified marriage therapy professionals are capable of providing the best advice without taking sides and without spilling the beans regarding a couple’s woes.

After having successful marriage therapy and relationship counseling, the couple can with time notice that they are now having;

  1. Better communication and openness in their relationship.
  2. Having a direct but supportive approach to conflict resolution.
  3. A more peaceful approach to disagree but still keep their differences civil. This can be marked by constructive criticism and more reasonable ways to request behavioral changes.