Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging.
There are times when couples need support. Therapeutic guidance can provide a framework for discovery and healing. Specific issues can be addressed in a safe environment. Sometimes couples experience acute of chronic problems that they need help with. Therapy can be useful in digging into these problems and helping couples create a new present and future for themselves.