Marriage is a monumental step. If you are recently engaged, CONGRATULATIONS! Whether you're recently engaged, considering engagement, or just in a long term relationship, professional counseling can be a great way to build on the bond that you have. Even for couples who have a strong relationship, counseling can help explore topics that haven't been addressed. When things are exciting, it can be difficult to rock the boat with potentially hot topics. By addressing those topics, instead of avoiding them, you actually strengthen your relationship, not weaken it.
Fighting isn't always a bad sign
While an engagement can be an exciting time, it can also be a very stressful and challenging time. Keep in mind that fighting isn't always a sign of a bad relationship. In fact, it can be a sign of honesty and strength in the relationship. Strong couples argue, and face disagreements head on. When arguing is done respectfully, it can actually strengthen a developing bond. But when it turns in to blaming, name calling, and put downs, that's a sign that there is work to be done.
If you find yourself discouraged after a fight, remind yourself that arguments are inevitable in relationships. Be kind with yourself, tune in to your needs, and voice your feelings constructively. If you and your partner have difficulty communicating, we would love to support you. Call us today, to schedule your first appointment.