Marriage Counseling

What counts in making a happy marriage is not how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility

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Marriage counseling helps couples understand and resolve their conflicts, to allow them to improve their relationship. Marriage counseling with a professional counselor can give couples the necessary tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier manner.

Marriage counseling typically brings couples or partners together for joint therapy sessions. The counselor helps couples understand the source of their conflicts and try to resolve them. Marriage counseling can help you learn skills to strengthen your relationship. These skills may include communicating openly, problem-solving together and discussing differences rationally.

The Benefits of Marriage Counselling

  • You can gain an improved understanding of yourself and your partner.  

When in a difficult relationship, we are often too distressed to understand not only the opposite person but even our own behavior. We often experience this when, for example, we have a sudden aggressive outburst and later on wonder what led to it. Hence, this is one of the first steps towards a healthier relationship.

  • You can gain insight into each other’s personality differences, needs and expectations. 

This of course is understandably a core benefit. Often in a troubled marriage, conflicts occur not because we do not intend well, but because both partners have different emotional needs. Our needs and expectations are active all the time. It is essential for us to appreciate each other’s needs and also understand where incompatibilities arise.

Although our key focus is the relationship, addressing self-growth and self-enhancement in each partner is inevitable as achieving comfort with oneself is the first step towards achieving comfort in relationships.

  •  You can develop better communication skills. 

Successful communication is when the sender and the receiver of the message perceive the same intent behind it. It often becomes difficult to achieve this when we are in a state of conflict and damages the relationship further.

We therefore focus on active listening, assertive communication and other such skills. Moreover, we coach both partners to communicate effectively even during an argument, to prevent escalation of conflict.

  • You will learn problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies. 

These strategies are coping skills that enable one to manage the situation better when either one person is undergoing a negative emotion or has incompatible expectations. Reducing catastrophization and introducing more objectivity into the situation often relieves a good deal of stress in itself.

In sum, we do our best to help both partners envision the healthy relationship they want to be in and work towards creating and sustaining it.

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At Inner Space, we work with couples through marriage counseling in individual and joint sessions in order to resolve relationship and marriage problems.

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523 thoughts on “Marriage Counseling”

  1. Dear Jaanvi,

    Thank you for reaching out and sharing your innermost thoughts with us. We can sense how distressed you are feeling and how difficult this must be for you. Having to deal with concerns in relationships can be very overwhelming. It can deeply impact your functioning in many ways. Through counselling, you can explore these concerns in a deeper light, accordingly find ways to manage the same and get a fresh perspective to your path ahead.

    We would like to support you through counseling and therapy and have e-mailed you the details of the same.

    Feel free to call us on 9833985538 for further assistance!

    The Inner Space Team

  2. Hi,

    I am a 28 -year-old woman and the mother of a 2.5-year-old daughter. I have been married for 4 long years and ours is a love marriage. I had known my husband for 7 years before tying the knot and everything was going on fine. I cannot find a reason or time to say our marriage started falling apart from this moment but everything started happening gradually. Now we have arrived at a point where we live like two strangers under the same roof and we have even stopped complaining about it.Right now we are in the marriage only because of our daughter. It’s not that my husband has an extramarital affair or I am with someone else, it’s just that we have grown distant for no reason at all. No communication, no love, and he is just busy with work, even though I am a working woman. I want to spend time but he doesn’t. What should I do?
    my family and hs family is big , i cannot stress my parents i cannot face society after divorce, my parents were not agrred to my marriage it took Should I stay in this loveless marriage only because of my daughter. i want marriage counselling yrs to make them agree and if i will say now i want divorce then how thet wil react is my question but really he drinks a lot and comes late no personal time to me and my kid i m not happy i m just staying for a sake of society

    What should I do? Should I stay in this loveless marriage only because of my daughter. I needed a marriage counselling does ithelps or shud i take divorce? or not for society

  3. Hi Atul,
    Thank you for your feedback, we’re glad you found the article useful. Many factors are probably at play here, some of which could be awareness of what really counseling is, how it can help, fear of judgement for choosing to end a marriage and readiness to deeply work with oneself. Seeking therapy in itself is something that is difficult and takes courage. It is difficult to look deeply within, come face to face with your deepest feelings, share it and process it. Probably, this is also a reason why the statistics that you came across are such.

    Take care and have a Happy New Year!

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