Three Reasons You Should Seek Couple’s Therapy, Even if You Don’t Think You Need It

Three Reasons You Should Seek Couple’s Therapy, Even if You Don’t Think You Need It

Many couples take advantage of therapy when there are active problems in their marriage, such as lack of communication, infidelity, and stress caused by financial issues. Therapy can help couples identify underlying issues and work through problems while giving them tools to navigate future conflicts. Because these tools can help in identifying issues that couples may not realize exist yet, therapy can be equally as useful for couples that don’t think they are currently in need of marital help. There are countless reasons how therapy can improve marriages, even those without active distress, a few of which are listed below.

  1. Communication skills: One of the main reasons that issues arise in marriages and that they fail is due to a lack of communication or improper communication skills. By not telling your partner about issues you are having with the relationship, these issues will continue and you may begin to resent your partner for their behavior. Learning how to effectively communicate issues in a calm manner that does not personally attack your partner is vital to a healthy relationship and can prevent future problems.
  2. Conflict resolution skills: In marriages, conflicts will inevitably arise, so learning how to effectively deal with conflicts without creating additional issues or resentment is imperative for a happy marriage. Going to therapy to learn these skills while your marriage is in good shape will make it easier to effectively implement these strategies and prevent more issues arising from bad conflict resolution skills.
  3. Therapy can help identify recurring stressors: Even if you think there are not many issues in your marriage, there may be underlying stressors that may be causing recurring conflict and resentment. Therapy can help identify these issues before they become larger lasting problems, which may save your marriage in the future.

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If you are currently having marital issues or would like to learn marriage coping skills to help your marriage in the future, Marriage Like New can help. Kathleen Snyder, MFT, has more than two decades of experience helping couples achieve and maintain lasting happy marriages, and she can do the same for you. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with this experienced Austin marriage and family therapist, please contact our offices at (512) 659-8600 today.