(usually weekly or bi-weekly 50-60 minute sessions)
Couples counseling can help you with a wide variety of problems including the pain, frustration and anger due to alienation from each other, diminished affection, loss of friendship, infrequent sex, and a general lack of togetherness. Additional areas of concern may involve lack of respect, insensitivity to each other's emotional needs, differing parental styles, infidelity, or anger management. Counseling will help you explore, evaluate, and agree upon your respective roles and responsibilities to each other, children, day-to-day tasks/routine, and running the household. Often, problems center about money, activities of one partner outside of the home, relationships with ex lovers or ex spouses, or interference from in laws.
Couples counseling also works with couples who are separated, either exploring the process of separation or getting back together again, but with a plan to resolve the issues that split them up in the first place.
Marriage and couple counseling is an educational experience that emphasizes self-exploration, self-revelation, and the acquisition of interactive skills, which promote mutual understanding, recognition, respect, and appreciation of your partner.