Many people are delaying getting married until their mid-30’s, as couples are trying to balance their individual career advancement, individual lifestyles, decisions about starting a family and other economic factors such as mortgage and cost of living stresses. All these factors are contributing and or are causing challenges in the relationship. Unresolved, these challenges will normally influence a person’s ‘happiness’ disposition.
Over the last few years, there has been an upsurge of couples to commit to the ideology of marriage. Studies have found couples in a committed marriage on average have a universal increase in their own personal happiness levels. Committed couples will tend to prioritise using a ‘togetherness’ approach/strategy when a confronting an internal or external threat or challenge, rather than “go it alone”. The togetherness approach often sees the threat or challenge negated without weakening their relationship, while also maintaining their own levels of personal happiness.
Marriage Counselling in Melbourne
If you ever find yourself in marriage counselling, marriage counselling sessions at Counselling in Melbourne are held in a positive, confidential and respectful environment where both parties can discuss their thoughts and emotions. Through counselling, issues in the relationship can be discussed, new pathways can be explored as new understandings are reached.
Our Melbourne CBD psychologists understand the gender differences and will work with both parties to reconnect, to grow and develop your relationship as new levels of openness and joint closeness are reestablished.
A False Belief System
Couples counselling can help quell a false belief system about marriage and its values and qualities.Unfortunately, many males may feel that marriage can“weigh them down”, and over time they can disconnect from their partner. Men who become disconnected from themselves, their partners, their family and their community usually not prepared to easily commit to the marriage process as they tend to lack empathy and will not acknowledge the responsibilities they need to bring to the table to ensure a successful marriage.
Through our couples counselling session, men can discuss their emotions and thoughts either individually or with their partner so they may overcome any personal obstacles in order to learn how to lead a meaningful life while gaining a new positive understanding of being a part of a satisfying and successful marriage.
Our marriage-counselling psychologists will work with men to break down their barriers to change their beliefs about marriage and other relationships that they could be struggling with. The outcome of counselling is many men will learn new skills, become more open to change, gain more self-confidence, have improved tolerance levels, are able to explore better ways to communicate and usually become more committed and emotionally attuned to their spouse and their family.
“Males can become great advocates of marriage and then tend for close emotional relationships.”
Marriage Problems Are Talked Through
Having a psychologist as a neutral third-party allows both parties to voice their frustrations, concerns, ambitions, grievances in a relaxed safe environment.
Our general and clinical psychologists are highly trained with many years of experience. Their role is to guide you on how to improve your communication, encourage emotional openness, focus on your relationship and provide the platform where both parties have equal time to express the issues from their own perspective.
Our professional Melbourne psychologists located conveniently in Melbourne CBD and have the experience, background, and qualifications to guide you and your partner. Appointments are now available and our psychologists are looking forward to working with you to help you grow and develop a more supportive relationship.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, Call us 1300 967 734
Reviewed by Greg Redmond, Director, Counselling In Melbourne, October 2017
Our blog is for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for individual professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you need help for an emotional or behavioural problem, please seek the assistance of an APHRA registered psychologist or other qualified mental health professionals