Marriage Trouble? 5 Warning Signs That You May Need Marriage Counseling

Maybe you have been feeling alone and unhappy in your marriage lately. It has been harder and harder to communicate with your spouse. Each time you try to bring issues up, you feel unheard and stuck and unable to resolve any problem. It could be a lack of emotional connection and/or a lack of physical connection. The longer you wait and see if things get better, the worse it gets. It can be scary and daunting to admit that your relationship needs help. It takes courage to admit it and then seek a marriage counselor who can help you address the problems in your relationship.

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Here are 5 warning signs that your marriage may be in trouble and you need to seek marriage counseling. 

You’re having a hard time communicating in your marriage. 

It may feel like you are having the same argument over and over. Or it is just silent between the two of you and there is no communication. You get stuck and frustrated because you can not resolve any issues together. It may feel like your partner doesn’t care or doesn’t understand how you feel. Or maybe you both are having louder and louder arguments and saying not nice things to each other. 

Lack of intimacy in your marriage

Your relationship used to be filled with a lot of passion and love but lately it feels like you are roommates. Maybe you are even sleeping in separate bedrooms. Sometimes one partner is just too tired and it feels like a chore that has to be crossed off the to-do list. There are other ways to connect emotionally and physically besides sex. A kiss on the cheek when you greet your partner or a hug can make your partner feel connected. Sometimes, partners lose these types of connections as well as sex because the disconnection is so severe. 

A couple attempts to communicate effectively in their Marriage Counseling session in Boca Raton, FL. Couples Therapy can be  a great resource!

You struggle with parenting because you aren’t on the same page. 

You have different parenting styles so it is hard to make decisions regarding your children’s behavior. One of you may be more permissive while the other is more strict. 

It is very important to come up with workable solutions that work for you both and marriage counseling can help you do that

You or your partner have become indifferent. 

If you or your partner have gotten to the point where you no longer care enough to fight or argue, marriage counseling may be necessary. Indifference can include: 1. Not caring to fight. 2. Not wanting to spend time together. 3. Not caring about not having sex. 4. Trying to keep busy with other activities and plans that do not include your spouse. 5. Disinterest in your spouse’s life. 

Financial problems in your marriage 

It is well known that the three main things couples argue about is children, sex and money. Perhaps your spouse is very controlling with money. Or you have different views on how to spend or save your money. Or maybe your partner is being dishonest or lying about your finances. Hiding, lying or keeping secrets about money is a major sign of relationship distress and you should seek counseling to address it. 

A happy couple makes progress in their Marriage Counselling in Boca Raton, FL. Work with a couples therapist to strengthen your relationship.

Now is the Time to Seek Marriage Counseling in Boca Raton, FL, Before Minor Relationship Issues Become Major Problems!

If you have identified with any of these warning signs, you should definitely seek marriage counseling. There is no shame in seeking help. Marriage counseling will help you address these issues in a safe space. You will improve your communication, rebuild trust, and reconnect emotionally and physically.  Working with a Marriage Counselor can save your marriage so don’t hesitate to call for an appointment today!

Other Mental Health Services Offered at Heart Connection Center in Boca Raton, FL.

In addition to Couples Therapy, Heart Connection Center offers a wide variety of mental health services to meet you wherever you are at in your life. These include Women’s CounselingMen’s CounselingAnxiety TreatmentChild and Teen CounselingDepression Treatment, and Intensive Couples Counseling. We also offer our services in an online therapy format as well.