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Marriage and Couples Counseling

The Joys and Challenges of Marriage

A loving relationship with a spouse or committed partner can be one of the most joyful experiences life offers. However, marriage and other love relationships can have their ups and downs. When you and your loved one encounter problems, how do you know if you really need counseling to resolve them?

Identifying the Need for Marriage Counseling

Are these bumps in the road a passing phase, a result of life’s stresses, or special situations that come up? How do you know if a relationship can be fixed by working on it yourselves? Then there’s the big question: Can our differences and our marriage/relationship even be resolved? The answer is yes; more than likely they can. Sometimes just having another perspective can allow you to see a way through it. All these factors into your decision to seek the help of a professional.


Marriage and Couples Counseling

Signs Your Relationship May Need Counseling

As a marriage and couples counselor to hundreds of couples, I can see some of the warning signs that can be roadblocks on your joint path in life together, signs that you might not recognize yourself or if you do, you don’t know how to fix or haven’t been able to fix. Let me provide some clarity on the subject of when a relationship needs the help of a third party.

Negative Communication Patterns

Have you been experiencing negative communications that leave you feeling angry, depressed, insecure, resentful, or disregarded? Is your impulse to want to walk or run away? Negative communication patterns can erode the foundation of your relationship, making it crucial to address these issues early on.

Hurtful Behaviors

Are you and/or your spouse acting out your negativity by exhibiting hurtful behaviors like yelling, name-calling, or acting out of spite? These behaviors can cause lasting damage and prevent effective resolution of conflicts.

Lack of Intimacy and Connection

Do you feel like your relationship lacks the love, communication, and intimacy you once had and feels more like you’re just co-existing? Are you more like roommates rather than soul mates? A lack of intimacy and connection can create emotional distance and dissatisfaction.

Infidelity and Trust Issues

Are you having or considering having an affair, or has your partner had an affair? If you’re both committed to saving the relationship, overcoming infidelity is possible. Commitment and honesty are two essential qualities you both need in order to pick up the pieces and move on. There’s hope.

Knowing the Problems but Not the Solutions

Do you both know what’s wrong but just don’t know how to fix it? You’re halfway there! Getting stuck means you are both aware that there’s discord and there’s the implicit feeling that you both want to work on getting rid of it. This is a good time for a counselor to step in when you’re in the early stages of working out a problem.

Ineffective Breaks and Distance

Taking short breaks from one another can be helpful. But in your case, you or your spouse are spending more time away from one another and it’s not resolving the situation. It may actually be affecting your relationship adversely by reinforcing negative thoughts. When you return to one another, you may find the break caused the problem to go unaddressed.

Staying Together for the Sake of the Children

Are you staying together for the sake of the children? It would be better to have a better relationship and stay together for the sake of the children. Staying together in this situation is actually doing the reverse of what you hoped. It’s having a detrimental effect on them. A better option is to focus on improving your relationship with one another.

Building a Strong and Healthy Marriage

If you feel your marriage is not strong or you want to build a strong marriage, you need to book an appointment with me so you have a clear plan on keeping your marriage strong and healthy so you can live your happily ever after.

About Lynn Busch

Since 1979, I have been helping people just like you sort through life’s issues. My experience, curiosity, continuing education, and extensive reading keep me current on new solutions to your age-old problems. I have seen just about everything there is to see and I listen with a non-judgmental ear. I will challenge your thinking, beliefs, and reactions while teaching you to respond thoughtfully to the “not-so-fairytale” life.

Helping You Find Clarity and Happiness

I help people to be themselves. Sometimes that means learning to be okay with not having a “greater calling,” but instead spending life on the beach, living off an inheritance while others work all day. Other times it means coming to terms with the idea that spending less time cleaning means you will never have a perfectly kept house; but you will have a better family/personal/work life. I can help you get to the root of your problems so you can reach the happy life you have been waiting for!

Frequently Asked Questions about Marriage Counseling

What is marriage counseling?

Marriage counseling is a type of therapy that helps couples resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. It provides a safe space to discuss issues and develop effective communication and problem-solving skills.

How can marriage counseling help my relationship?

Marriage counseling can help by providing tools and strategies to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen your emotional connection. It offers a new perspective and professional guidance.

When should we seek marriage counseling?

You should seek marriage counseling when you feel stuck in negative patterns, experience persistent conflict, or want to improve your relationship. Early intervention can prevent issues from becoming more serious.

What should we expect in a marriage counseling session?

In a marriage counseling session, you can expect to discuss your concerns, set goals for your relationship, and work on communication and problem-solving skills. Each session is tailored to your specific needs.

How long does marriage counseling take?

The duration of marriage counseling varies depending on the couple’s needs and goals. Some couples may see improvement after a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy.

Is virtual marriage counseling effective?

Yes, virtual marriage counseling is effective and offers flexibility for couples with busy schedules or those who prefer the convenience of online sessions. Lynn Busch Counseling provides both in-person and virtual appointments.

Contact Lynn Busch Today

Marriage counseling with Lynn Busch can help you navigate the challenges in your relationship and build a stronger, more fulfilling connection. Whether you prefer in-person or virtual appointments, Lynn Busch is here to support you every step of the way.


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