Conflict resolution is important for couples when they come to a standstill regarding Issues.
For example, couples may have great difficulty figuring out how to discuss having children, how to discipline children, religion, finances, or managing in-law relationships. Marriage counseling may help couples improve communication, it is not uncommon for couples to experience frustration when facing an impasse in a certain area of conflict. These conflicts can be either acute or chronic and can have significant impact on strength and intimacy of a relationship. This may cause frustration mixed with anxiety, and depression. Additionally, conflicts that are left unresolved can have a negative impact on other members of the family, co-workers, friends or other people close to the situation.
At LifeWorks Behavioral Health & Consulting our therapist often work with couples in the Temple, Killeen, and Copperas Cove communities to help them better communicate through these difficult topics and find resolve for long-standing arguments and places of marital tension.
One of the most painful incidents a relationship can endure is the presence of an affair. Often when an affair is revealed, partners may wonder if the relationship could possibly survive and how they could ever recover.
Though affairs are painful, our counselors at LifeWorks Behavioral Health & Consulting have helped many couples work though the difficult aspects of an affair and have led them to a place where they are more healthy and whole than when they started.
In our discussions, we will create a safe environment of healing and reassurance to help the relationship return to a place where that is secure for both partners. Communication skills and individual needs will also be addressed to help better understand what precipitated the affair and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.
The rings have been purchased, the big question has been asked, and wedding plans are well on their way. You may be asking yourself, “what steps can I take to help my marriage get off on the right foot”. Prior to their marriage, many couples wish to engage in premarital counseling as a way to better understand their future spouse, avoid common marital pitfalls, and learn how to communicate in ways that are effective. Premarital counseling is an important step in building a strong foundation for your future marriage, and is a place to develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Areas commonly addressed in premarital counseling include: marriage expectations, cohabitation issues, marital satisfaction ideals, personality issues/differences, communication, conflict resolution, financial management, leisure activities/interests, sexual expectations/preferences, children and parenting, family and friends, gender roles/expectations, spiritual beliefs, life transitions, and health issues.
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