Are you happy in your marriage? Here’s why you should still consider couples therapy. Check out this Care.com article quoting our very own Suzanne Bartholomew!
“Just after we married, my husband and I started couples therapy. We left work early once a week to meet at the therapist’s office and spend an hour talking about our relationship. We weren’t unhappy — in fact, we were still basking in the glow of the “honeymoon period.” For us, couples counseling was an opportunity to understand each other better, to hash things out, and to get on the same page before moving forward with the next phase of our lives.
Over the course of a few months, and with the help of our lovely therapist, we each learned more about our histories — individually and together. We always left feeling closer, more in love, and even more confident that our union would make it through whatever life throws at us.
We might have been unusual — couples therapy is commonly perceived as a last-ditch effort before divorce, a sign that a relationship is really on the rocks. However, according to Suzanne Bartholomew, a clinical social worker and therapist near Austin, TX, more and more people are starting to use it as a tool to build a stronger, healthier relationship with their significant other before trouble arrives.”
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