“I don’t feel connected to my spouse”
Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy between yourself and your partner? With marriage counseling, you can develop the tools and techniques to improve communication
. A marriage counselor can help you strengthen your relationship. Couples therapy can improve your relationship and ability to handle problems as a couple. With effort, practice, time, and patience you can experience relief and hope. We can help promote intimacy and see happiness return to your relationship.
Improved communication helps solve almost any problem. You can learn to listen to what your partner is saying and the underlying emotional needs they wish to express. When partners feel heard and understood, they problem-solve in their relationship.
Are you and/or your partner experiencing any issues in the following areas:
Are you struggling to find the right balance between all your daily responsibilities? Is this making it harder for you to connect or put in the effort necessary to make your relationships grow? If so, you may be experiencing decreased satisfaction within your relationship.
Have you recently blended different family members? Are your emotions changing based on the interactions between blended family members? Are you finding it more difficult to move forward?
You may be going through health problems or living with a loved one with health problems. This is not an easy task on either end. If you need help navigating this, you may benefit from marriage counseling.
Thinking about divorce? When starting therapy at Exhale Counseling Center, we believe making life-altering decisions during a heightened state of emotion(s) is not wise. Thus, we will explore all avenues before the final step of divorce.
Extended family members can be a blessing. They can offer support, encouragement, and help during our times of need. But, you did not marry or start a relationship with extended family when you decided to be with your partner. Or, did you? If you find your extended family is too close to your relationship, we can help you both navigate this.
Have you and/or your partner been unfaithful? Has this caused symptoms of anxiety or depression? Is it continuing to affect your relationship? Was there an in-depth resolution before you got back together? Are you and your partner struggling to heal and move forward together?
We are PREPARE/ENRICH certified for marriage counseling. We can also provide pre-marital counseling and have training in Couple’s Communication.
At Exhale Counseling, we commit ourselves to provide an inclusive environment for all.
This is regardless of:
“Do you take sides in couples therapy?”
No. We work with both partners in everything that we do. So, both parties will and must take part in any decisions made. No therapy sessions will occur without all parties present. No messages will be read or responded to unless both parties take part. Once the marriage counselor begins work with both clients, any one-on-one counseling will have to happen at a different counseling office.
“Do we have to have major problems for us to seek marriage counseling?”
Not at all. Marriage counseling can be very effective for many couples. This may include those who wish to improve communication, listening, and preventative problem-solving. Or, to create a more rock-solid relationship. Couples therapy can also help engaged couples who are planning for marriage.
“Do you work with LGBTQ+, BIPOC?”
Yes. We commit ourselves to provide an inclusive environment for all. This is regardless of gender, age, gender identity, race, health status, national origin, relationship status, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion.
“What if my spouse does not want to come to counseling?”
We understand that there may be instances where one partner is not as motivated for therapy. But, to make couples therapy work, both parties must be ready and willing to do the difficult work. So, if one partner resists, trying to “convince them” about the benefits of marriage counseling will not be enough. to sustain their desire. As a result, we would encourage you to revisit marriage counseling later. You may like to start therapy at an individual level until they are ready.
“How many sessions will we need for marriage counseling?”
This is a case-by-case basis. We will determine this between the 2nd and 3rd marriage counseling sessions. Most couples may start therapy for the first time and expect to get through several years of problems in only 3 to 5 sessions. But, this is unrealistic.
If you are taking the PREPARE/ENRICH course or communication course, there is a pre-established amount of sessions.
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