Every marriage has its ups and downs at some point. While some Calgargy couples are able to work through any issues that pop up, others find themselves considering divorce when times get too tough. This is a critical time in a relationship, where immediate actions can make a huge difference in the outcome of your marriage.
At this stage of your relationship it is important to take the time to:
- Examine What Needs to Change – It is impossible to fix any problem if you don’t know what is wrong. Make a list of what needs to change in your marriage for you to feel happy and fulfilled and have your spouse do the same thing.
- Communicate These Needs – Wait for a calm moment in your marriage and sit down to talk about what you need in this marriage. Focusing on listening to your partner and try to work with them during this conversation.
- Focus on Your Own Changes – You cannot make anyone else change in a relationship; however, you can focus on yourself. Not only can your changes help you marriage, they will usually help you as well. Make daily goals and work to achieve them, focusing on what you can control in your marriage.
While these steps can help to move you and your partner into the right direction, sometimes there is too much damage. That is when it is prudent to seek the assistance of a Calgary marriage counsellor. Marriage counselling can help you find ways to improve your relationship by building communication, trust, and intimacy.
If you feel as though your marriage needs support, contact me today to schedule an intake appointment. I see couples and individuals depending on your personal relationship needs. We can work together to strengthen your relationship and make sure that your needs are being met.