Can our marriage actually get better?
A marriage takes some work to keep it going strong. “Most of the time, my clients don’t understand what makes a good relationship,” says marriage consultant, Lesli Doares. “They also don’t understand how much power they have to create the relationship they want. They think others have it better or don’t have the same challenges, so there must be something wrong with them.”
How can I rid the image of my spouse who cheated?
Infidelity is a common topic in marriage counselling. “I tell clients that what helps is counselling, promises that it will never happen again, and that they should work on their marriage,” says Dr Gilda Carle. Therapy will give you understanding and insight into what happened and why it occurred. Counselling can help you communicate better and give you peace of mind knowing that you tried to make things work if you do decide to step away from your partner and relationship.
Are we as bad as your other clients?
Don’t compare your issues to those of other couples. “There is always a range of ‘bad,’” says Dr David Simonsen. “Your issues are unique to you. So ‘bad’ is a relative term I can’t answer that well.”