Marriage Therapy Toronto: Most people like to believe that what follows “I do” is 30, 40 perhaps 50 years of two souls working together to create a better world for themselves and the family they’ll have. While that type of fairy tale story is not the impossible dream what some get instead are rough patches, doubt, financial difficulties, career setbacks and issues with the kids that strain the magical bond that drove them to their vows in the first place. That’s the bad news. The good news is that difficulties, setbacks, rough periods and all the rest can be successfully transcended through the auspices of a skilled marriage therapist.
Marriage Therapy Toronto: When to Seek it Out
Even if yours has always been considered a model marriage you may find yourself experiencing difficulties one day. At times like that Esther Benbihy M.A., C.Psych. Assoc. is here to help your marriage find a way back to the light. It needs to be said however, that the earlier you address real or potential issues the easier it will be to come to an amicable resolution. Some of the signs that you may want to call Esther and make an appointment for marriage therapy in Toronto include:
- A sense the magic has run its course: If you spend most of your evenings these days in separate rooms, one watching the TV the other reading or watching a different TV, you can identify when people say “The magic has gone out of our relationship”. It may be that, or it may be that what’s gone out of the relationship is communication. Talking things through with a qualified marriage therapist can help break down the barriers time has erected.
- Negative communications: If the problem isn’t a lack of communication but rather negative communications you’ll want to explore the possibility of marriage therapy in Toronto as soon as possible, before things spiral out of control. Esther will create a safe, non-judgemental environment where even difficult issues can be worked out in a calm, productive manner.
- Infidelity: One of the main reasons couples seek marriage therapy in Toronto is infidelity. This can be a difficult hurdle to overcome but many couples do so successfully. There is no sure-fire formula for recovering from infidelity. It will depend in large part on the individuals involved as well as the ability of the therapist to help the parties get back in touch with their feelings for each other, which are often intact but buried under years of neglect.
Marriage therapy allows both parties to grow in their appreciation for one another. You’ll learn what behaviours can trigger negative reactions and, just as importantly, why. You’ll learn ways to avoid creating stress in the relationship and also have a chance to confront stubborn issues that may have been quietly dogging the relationship for years. Registered Psychological Associate Esther Benbihy M.A. can help you rediscover the type of firm footing for your marriage that will stand the test of time and put you back on the road toward that not-so-impossible dream.