If you and your spouse argue a lot or do not communicate in a way you feel is healthy for your relationship, you may want to try empathic listening so you can figure out what is really bothering your spouse and communicate better. Practicing empathic listening is difficult, and you really need to commit to it, but if your marriage is worth it to you, you really need to make the effort.
Attending marriage counseling does not mean that the marriage is almost over as some people believe. Do not make the mistake of believing that you will never need such assistance in your marriage. Simply take a moment to reflect on the following signs that you and your spouse may benefit from couples counseling. There Is Too Much Negativity In Your Talks Sometimes the issue is that couples are no longer talking to each other.
Maybe this has happened to you: you see your child through grade school, high school, and even college, successfully, you think. Then wham! One day they cut off all communication with you. While there are no hard statistics on parental estrangement by adult children, this problem is more common than you might think, judging from the number of support groups and forums online. Here's a look at why this painful and sometimes puzzling phenomenon can happen and how to deal with it if you are struggling with estrangement from your adult child.
In Love And War: The Basics Of Realistic Conflict Theory, And How It Can Patch A Broken Relationship
Sometimes, two conflicting groups hate each other so much that the thought of both camps ever reconciling and becoming allies seems unrealistic. The same is true in some relationships; both partners are so bitter toward each other that couples therapy seems more of a formality before the inevitable breakup instead of an honest attempt to reconcile the relationship. Surprisingly, two groups that are staunchly against each other can, indeed, become allies.
Have you ever wondered what constitutes a good marriage? While there is no one true way to know for everyone, there are some key factors that can help you understand the current strength of your relationship. Here are a few of those factors: You Have an Overall Feeling of Happiness One way to know you have a good marriage is when you both have an overall feeling of happiness, despite any difficulties that may be surrounding you.