MARITAL THERAPY

MARITAL THERAPY

It is a national statistic that more than half of the marriages in this country end up in divorce. At this Center, trained professionals are ready to meet the challenges of those who desire to reverse the trend of divorce in this culture.

The most common reasons people come into marital therapy are issues regarding money, parenting, sexual concerns and relationships with in-laws. Although these are the most common precipitating points to initiate marital therapy, when it comes down to the bottom line, most people need to be taught how to respect, validate and cherish one another in a relationship of trust. If there are unresolved issues in previous relationships--including family of origin--the marital relationship is the place where it will be expressed.

Marital therapy is the place where people learn to communicate honestly with one another in an environment of trust. If a couple can created what is called a "holding environment" with one another, both partners can feel safe, nurtured and cared for.

The development of a mutual relationship where people can be free to truly enjoy one another's friendship and partnership is truly a beautiful thing. It may be surprising to some to learn that even after a major marital crisis--including infidelity--following therapy, some couples report a deepening of their relationship that they have never known before. It also needs to be said that the spiritual resources that a couple brings to therapy are among the most valuable assets they have. These spiritual tools and resources are utilized to achieve a healing and forgiveness not otherwise possible.