Month: September 2017

Pursue a Successful Marriage with Premartial Therapy

You’re getting prepared for the wedding, but what are you doing to prepare for the marriage? Marriage is a beautiful union between two imperfect individuals. As much as you may feel that your significant other is perfect, they just aren’t and neither are you. You may know this from previous experiences in relationships. There are arguments, disagreements, let-downs, and frustrations. However, you can pursue a successful marriage with Premarital Therapy.

Pursue a Successful Marriage with Premartial Therapy

We understand that new marriages come with past hurts, disappointments and require a new level of trust. Due to previous relationships, it can be difficult to move forward. With the help of a professional counselor, you can have a successful, happy marriage. No matter your past.

At Family Restoration Counseling, we want to set your marriage up for success with pre-marital therapy. We understand the statistics. Sadly, they are not in the marriage’s favor. 41%-50% of marriages, 60%-70% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages end in divorce.

Whatever category you may find yourself in, we are here to support you. We are here to walk through the difficult questions with you. The topics are not easy, including money, kids, gender roles, living arrangements, in-laws, etc. Allow yourself to let go of the fear, learn new communication skills and pursue love again.

It isn’t fair to you or your new spouse to carry past hurts into a new marriage. Letting go, moving on and believing in your marriage once again is possible.

Contact us with any questions you may have or to meet with a counselor.

3 Ways to Help Prevent Marital Infidelity

Every marriage has its ups and downs, and a concern about infidelity is not entirely uncommon. If you’re reading this article, kudos to you. This is an excellent step in actively working to maintain a happy and healthy relationship. Here are three preventative measures to help keep your marriage free of infidelity.

3 Ways to Help Prevent Marital Infidelity

1. Prioritize Your Marriage

Life can be hectic and often gets in the way of personal or family time. Still, it’s important to find a moment to make your spouse feel valued and appreciated. Consider taking them out and enjoying some alone time together. Recapture the magic that made them choose you as their life partner. If ever you feel distant from one another, it’s vital that you find a way to reconnect. You may even need to make a few sacrifices in order to ensure your spouse is one of your top priorities. You’re certainly not solely responsible for their happiness, but you definitely want to try your best to be loving and supportive to keep them from feeling neglected. They should also strive to do the same for you. A home filled with this type of love leaves very little room to stray away.

2. Communicate Openly

No human being has the power to read minds, so this makes communication all the more important. If you feel certain concerning emotion, speak up about it and encourage your partner to do the same. Try to create a safe environment, free of mistrust and criticism. One that encourages honesty. If your partner is experiencing temptation in, let’s say, the workplace, they should be able to express this to you without fear, and vice versa. Open communication increases love trust, respect, and understanding.

3. Know When To Seek Help

If you’re struggling with communication and trust in your marriage, these tips may not be as effective. It’s important to know that therapists are here to help better your marriage as well as your overall quality of life. There may be some deep-seeded thought patterns or feelings in the mind of you or your partner that need to be dealt with before progress can be made. We would be more than happy to sit down with you and sort through any problems you may be having. Please contact us today to make an appointment.