Have you lost the sense of closeness and connection in your marriage? Are you talking less than before, but at the same time arguing more than you used to? If you feel that your relationship is becoming more distant with each passing day, it may be time to consider marriage counseling.
The work of a lifetime
Building a marriage that lasts a lifetime is one of the most beautiful things a human can do, but it’s not easy. It is common for resentments and disagreements to slowly accumulate and, before you realize what has happened, drive a wedge between you. When this happens, it’s easy to enter a vicious cycle. To avoid arguments, you avoid each other, but this only further damages your ability to communicate healthily. Eventually, it becomes practically inevitable that each new conversation will degenerate into a battle.
When trying to juggle work, children, and other obligations, it’s often hard to find the time to work on improving your marriage. However, if you keep traveling down this road, the eventual destination is either divorce or a home without warmth and love. Either option could be disastrous for you and your family. Research shows that there’s no greater source of security and happiness than when a couple is working together as a team. Equally, there is no more proven recipe for misery than bad relationships.
What marriage counseling can do for you
Couples therapy with Dr. Lefkowitz is focused on giving you the skills you need to reopen the channels of communication. You will learn how to express your different points of view in ways that are constructive and affirming, blocking the feedback loop that leads to endless arguing. Marriage counseling will be goal-oriented and you will get homework to ensure you continue making progress between sessions.
The key to a happy marriage that lasts a lifetime is not avoiding disagreement, but finding positive ways to utilize your differences to make your relationship stronger. With open-minded communication, new problems will no longer be the launching pad for another fight, but an opportunity to get to know each other better, and work together as a team.
Get in touch
To learn more about marriage counseling in Borough Park that is thoughtful, warm and engaged, contact Dr. David Lefkowitz today.