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Couples Counseling to Save Your Relationship


Every couple desires a utopian relationship, but having one almost borders fantasy. However, any relationship can evolve into a beautiful one with a little effort from both the partners. Dealing with a stressful relationship can be difficult; but with a little help in the form of couples counseling, it can be handled successfully.

Let us look at some of the reasons for couples seeking professional help to save their dying relationship. In this respect, the present stressful lifestyle is the foremost cause of mounting stress in a relationship. Hectic schedules, work load, and the pressure of endless responsibilities make it tough for both the partners to be understanding and caring toward each other. To worsen the situation, additional burdens enter a relationship once the couple is married.

Another eternal cause of strain in a relationship is the topic of children. Whether having them or raising them, couples may never seem to agree on common points. Children are a huge responsibility and having or raising them can take a toll on your bond.

Intimacy between couples is extremely important to keep the relationship going steady. A strong physical connection and an even stronger emotional bond make for a beautiful relationship. However, both of these seem to wear off with time. People start feeling neglected and end up arguing more often than not.

Money has become all important in everyone’s life. It has also come to occupy a significant place as an important reason for the friction cropping up between couples. Incidentally, this problem usually doesn’t comes up during the courtship period, but as the couples start living together, they are taken aback by their new monetary considerations.

All these reasons become a basis for strenuous relationships and often leads to one partner or the other falling out of the relationship.

When couples enter relationship counseling they tend to work together, and hence, come closer. They can talk openly and the presence of a third person also helps avoid unnecessary arguments. Though both partners may not experience the same degree of improvement, they both feel satisfied that they are jointly working to save the relationship. Since they do not act on their own, couples in counseling have a person to fall back on. A counselor also puts things in the right perspective for both the partners. This helps them understand the situation objectively, without getting offended.

Effective counseling increases the emotional maturity of the partners in a strained relationship. It also helps them develop an understanding and commitment toward each other leading to a healthier and better relationship. Couples counseling is a fantastic way to bring back peace and harmony to both partners’ lives and those of others attached to them.

If you believe you or your partner may benefit from couples counseling, we invite you to contact us to set an appointment today. Please call us at (916) 412-5679 or fill out our contact form to the right, and one of our trained counselors will be in touch with you shortly. All prices are on a sliding scale based on your income.

meet dawn, our founder

Dawn T Barry Hulme, Director, Marriage and Family Therapist MFCC 50153, Masters in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

As the founder and lead counselor of Windows of Hope Counseling Center, it was my hope to create a non-profit agency offering effective and affordable counseling to the community. It is my belief that everyone deserves to be nurtured and supported during their healing process. Many times while on our life journey we can become confused and experience difficulty finding our way. My hope is to help clients become anchored so that when life difficulties become part of their journey they stay flexible while keeping their direction intact. I specialize with couples and individuals using "Imago" therapeutic techniques along with mindfulness based practices.

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