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Couples Counseling blog posts from LiveBeyond Counseling & Coaching, LLC in Keller, Texas.
Couples need time together. It is healthy to practice date nights or day dates together no matter how long you’ve been with your partner. As a Couples Counseling practice, LiveBeyond Counseling & Coaching is always trying to help our couples clients to have some fun together. If you are looking for some great date night […]
The pandemic has shifted and changed so much of our world. From the dynamics of shopping and dining out, to seeking medical care and working, it has shifted how we connect and relate to the world. For some, it has jolted a sense of freedom from their norm, opening the door to new possibilities and […]
Are You Dealing with Holiday Stress? Its’ that time of year! The time when the air becomes crisp, kids are out of school, family comes into town, travel plans ramp up and, you said it, stress levels rise! Holiday stress can impact us all. The holidays can be filled with joy and cozy get togethers, […]
Couples Counseling in Texas Some people feel intimidated when it comes to going to couples therapy but in reality, going to couples counseling can be a very healthy step for a relationship. Things do not have to even be that bad to benefit from going to couples or marriage counseling. Wanting to go to couples […]
Working Through Old Fights in Relationships One of the most common struggles couples face is “working through” old fights. It’s not uncommon to hear, “we have the same fight over and over,” or “we just can’t move past it.” The inability to “get passed it” leaves couples to feel hopeless and many times stuck. It’s […]
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Stonewalling – Couples Counseling by Nadine Greer, Therapist Too often I hear: “We just shut down.” “They leave the room.” “It’s like I’m talking to a wall.” Communication is an art form. Being able to share your point of view or thoughts in a way that others can receive, connects you to them, while simultaneously […]
Is it Time for Marriage Therapy?
As a Marriage Counseling practice, we receive calls all the time asking this same question: Is it time for marriage therapy?
While the answer to that question is unique to the relationship and the situation, I want to give you some of the knowledge that we’ve gained through our practice and helping hundreds of couples.
Couples counseling provides the opportunity to work through issues with a significant other. And while realizing your relationship could benefit from counseling is the first major step, you need to broach the subject with your partner. We understand that discussing couples counseling can be hard. It can be difficult to bring up the subject in a way that doesn’t make them feel attacked or hurt, so use these tips to help the conversation go smoothly.
Many couples wonder if counseling will fix their relationship, but it isn’t that simple. The power of couples counseling rests in the cooperation of the people going and the therapist. Here’s some information about why approaching this service may be right for you and your significant other.
Effective communication plays a huge role in any relationship. Whether you’ve been feeling distant from your partner lately, have had the same argument over and over without moving forward, or are experiencing any other significant issue, it’s time to reassess your communication strategy. Here are a few tips that relationship counselors routinely emphasize to their clients to help them enjoy honest, respectful communication with their spouses.
With different viewpoints, it’s common for couples to argue. Frequent spats, however, could cause a relationship to deteriorate. That’s why many find couples counseling helpful. Through discussions, a trained therapist can identify possible triggers, as outlined below, and then recommend techniques to resolve matters quickly before they spiral into intense emotions, hurt feelings, and explosive arguments.
Trust issues can take their toll on a relationship. While it can be difficult to navigate the rough waters, seeking and using techniques from therapycan be extremely helpful. Here are a few ways to work on overcoming trust issues with your partner.
Although it’s possible for partners to work together to resolve many matters in a marriage, sometimes outside guidance is necessary. That’s why many couples take part in marriage counseling. During this form of psychotherapy, one or both partners discuss relationship issues with a licensed therapist. The counselor provides direction on how to improve communication and build stronger bonds. If you’re not sure about marriage counseling, below are signs it could benefit your relationship.
Social media is a constant presence in today’s world that plays an important role in many people’s lives. It’s easy to get sucked into endless streams of posts and be constantly sharing information. Unfortunately, overusing it can impact the quality of a relationship. Recognizing signs of overuse and misuse can help you find a solution, like trying couples counseling, before it negatively impacts your relationship.
While it’s completely normal to experience challenges in a long-term relationship, they can still lead to stress and frustrating emotions. Even though relationship issues are natural, it’s necessary to address them before they become bigger. With the help of couples counseling, you and your loved one can work through any of the following issues together.
We consistently get calls at LiveBeyond Counseling from couples requesting appointments for marriage therapy. For most of our clients, this is the first time that they have sought out counseling services. Usually, they have tried many other things to improve their relationship. For many, seeking counseling is a last ditch effort to salvage their marriage.
The primary question we receive from these couples is this:
A long and happy marriage takes work but it’s worth the effort. At some points in their relationships, spouses may seek couples counseling for help in strengthening their marital bonds. The following tips from therapists and counselors may help you avoid or navigate rough waters in your marriage and establish a deeper permanent loving relationship.
As a Couples Counseling Practice owner, the statistics around the number of couples who actually seek counseling versus how many call it quits is extremely disheartening. We want to see relationships thrive and people find hope and help as they need it. Our goal is to help you meet your goals and find joy. Though our clients’ goals vary from couple to couple, overall we all want many of the same things: