Marriages are among the most rewarding as well as the most difficult relationships in our lives. A lifelong commitment between two complex individuals is difficult to maintain across the years, life changes, and external stressors that all couples encounter during their time together. Acknowledging that your relationships problems are larger than either of you can tackle alone is the first step to mending your partnership and creating a fuller and more satisfying relationship that will last for the rest of your lives. If you’re ready to take control of your marriage through intensive marriage therapy, Esther Benbihy, a registered psychological associate, can help.
WHY CONSIDER MARRIAGE THERAPY?
News and media reports are constantly talking about the rising divorce rate and the number of couples who are unfulfilled in their marriages. Many couples are close to calling it quits when they cant see a way to communicate, compromise, or get through the immense obstacles standing in the way of true intimacy. Relationships, and marriages in particular, require hard work and concerted effort to maintain.; however, for those willing to put in the effort, the rewards are endless. For couples who are at their whits end, or even those who would just like to reconnect and add a bit more fun to their relationship, marriage therapy is a great place to start.
WHAT IS MARRIAGE THERAPY?
Through intense work that really gets to the heart of a relationships issues, Esther has helped Toronto couples to recreate the meaningful and fulfilling partnerships that have too often been lost for years.
Marriage therapy often involves in-depth sessions during which couples will:
- Learn how to communicate
- Resolve deep-seated tensions
- Talk through fears and expectations
- Listen with compassion
- Respond to each others desires and needs
- Stop negative patterns or cycles
- Create new shared positive and exciting experiences
- Foster intimacy.
With patience and time, couples in marriage therapy work to uncover the roots of their relationship problems and thoroughly work through their issues to find satisfactory solutions and methods for confronting conflict in the future.
HOW DOES MARRIAGE THERAPY WORK?
The first session with Esther is designed to gather information about the couples past and current situation and what they hope to get out of therapy. Talking openly about your most intimate feelings and thoughts with a near stranger can be difficult, which is why Esther strives to establish a bond of trust and mutual respect with all clients. All 50-minute sessions are strictly confidential and are conducted in a judgement-free and objective environment in which both partners are heard and respected. By the end of their sessions, couples have laid the foundations for trust, intimacy, and secure attachment in their relationships. Armed with the skills they need to resolve conflicts, communicate, negotiate, and compromise as well as create emotionally positive experiences that bring them closer as a couple, partners are finally able to experience the meaningful and fulfilling relationship that they have always craved. For relationship counselling or couple therapy in Toronto, call Esther Benbihy at 647-295-5935 to set up your first appointment.