5 Common Problems that Marriage Counselling Can Help You With

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Marriage can work – if you want it to!

As experienced marriage counsellors, Counselling In Melbourne can help you with various issues in your marriage.

Many couples seek the help of our marriage counselling psychologists, for numerous reasons, which if not addressed over time can evolve to such an extent a barrier is created that often can lead to a marriage breakdown.

Listed below are 5 more common problems that marriage counsellor’s encounter:

  1. Communication Issues

Key to a great marriage is more communication, not less. When spouses no longer communicate, a marriage can no longer nurture and then can become no longer a marriage.”

However, communication in marriage while simple in concept can be difficult in reality.

What is critical to a high-functioning relationship is “Communication” which involves four different types of interactions. Here’s the breakdown;

  • Informal conversations or commonly called ‘small talk’. While small talk such as asking your spouse “How was your day?” is the most natural form of communication. Small talk establishes a simple honest connection between you and your spouse.
  • Administrative ‘meetings’ such as financial or family discussions
  • Challenges as individuals will evolve as we get older or mature and with the aging process, ideas, wishes and priorities can change. The ‘challenge’ to how to communicate how you feel to your spouse so together you can continue to grow as a couple
  • Meaningful loving conversations: Often overlooked, meaningful loving conversation implies you both have a commitment to each other and what to understand each other’s hopes, fears, needs and dreams. It about quality communication

If you’re unable to improve your communication, a marriage counsellor can help you to learn how to healthily express yourselves and resolve conflict, solve problems and make decisions together.

  1. Blended Families

Couples marrying for the second time statistically have a higher chance of divorce compared to couples who are marrying for the first time.

When there are children involved from the previous marriage, this can make the relationship more complicated.

Our Melbourne psychologists can assist you with the transition of blending two families and how best to navigate the complexities of the different personalities involved as well the dealing with how a spouse may affect the child’s relationship with the parent in the blended family.

  1. Mental Health Issues Can be Dealt with Expertly by Marriage Counselling Services, Melbourne

If you or your spouse are suffering or have experienced a mental health issue or even if you’re feeling constantly overwhelmed, these possibly negative emotions can have a big impact on your relationship.

Stress, anxiety and depression or low self-esteem are mental health concerns that can interfere with the couple’s ability to maintaining and growing together in a healthy marriage.

Marriage counselling (or individual relationship counselling) with our marriage counselling team of psychologists located at Counselling in Melbourne CBD office can help you to understand the issues involved and the best way to address them. Wanting to work on any marriage-related issue as a couple is a key element to having a long-lasting marriage.

  1. Grief

Whether it is the loss of a family member, friend, child or a miscarriage, grief can take its toll on a marriage. Through marriage counselling in Melbourne, we work with the couple using grief counselling techniques to help them overcome the grief they’re experiencing.

By starting the grief counselling process and learning the techniques and strategies combined with giving yourself time to ‘grief’ – you can rediscover your individual happiness, which if you allow, can reignite your relationship with your partner.

  1. Infidelity

Many marriages do not overcome infidelity.

Infidelity normally causes major insecurities in the spouse whose trust was broken.

Trust issues and communication issues must be dealt with, as well as the underlying reasons for the affair and how-to, and even whether to, move forward. A skilled marriage psychologist is vital for a marriage to have a healthy recovery from infidelity.

When it comes to Marriage Counselling Melbourne our clients often refer back to the above five points. Of course, our professional marriage counsellors can also cover any other areas that you believe could be holding you back as an individual or as a couple.

By learning to communicate better and express difficult emotions, your marriage can recover, grow and prosper in difficult times as well as the good times.

Our Melbourne CBD psychologists will identify the core underlying distress that could impact on your everyday activities in your marriage relationship and will instruct you (as an individual and as a couple) regarding the various approaches, strategies and treatments to get you back to the real you. Call us on 1300 967 734 or visit counsellinginmelborne.com.au for more information.

About the editor, Amelia Cambrell

About the editor, Amelia Cambrell

Amelia Cambrell, Psychologist & Counsellor, BA; BSc (Hons); M Psych (Counselling); Dip Clin Hypnotherapy, is a senior psychologist at Counselling in Melbourne and with 15-years of experience in the mental health space is driven to seek client outcomes.

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