Don’t Wait to Get Marriage or Couples Counseling
Some Couples Wait Until it’s Too Late
This can apply to so many things in life, but when it comes to relationships, it’s important to know when you need help. If you are reluctant and feel like you can fix things on your own – it’s important to listen to your partner or spouse if he or she thinks you will benefit from professional help. Waiting too long can make it hard for you to stay together.
Does this sound familiar?
- You’ve asked ( or begged) your spouse to go to counseling with you and he or she won’t go.
- You’re feeling stuck and don’t think you can get to a better place without help even though your partner doesn’t agree.
- You’re getting increasingly unhappy and worried if something doesn’t change you’re going to end the relationship
- Maybe you’re the one who thinks you can fix things yourselves even though your partner disagrees.
Many couples and marriage counselors see couples that wait a very long time before getting help. When one person is suggesting counseling, it’s important to listen to him or her. That person is most likely feeling unhappy and in pain. Some people are aware that making positive changes and breaking bad patterns won’t happen without help.
Relationship therapists also see many couples who waited too long. Sometimes it’s too late when your wife or husband is completely shut down. Hopefully you can listen to your spouse sooner and take the steps to get couples counseling if you are stuck in a bad place.