Marriage Counseling OKC
“There are many types of marriage relationships and all of them can work, but none is sadder than the one that doesn’t represent peace in your heart.”
– Shannon L. Alder
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Inner Treasures Counseling OKC
If you are in Oklahoma City and are going through difficult times in your marriage or engagement, there are likely several questions you are asking which I may be able to assist in helping to resolve.
Marriage and engagement can present many challenges we never knew we would have to face with another human. I have found success working with marriages and relationships of all kinds and may be a valuable resource for you and your loved one. Whether you are looking to improve your communication, trust or other aspects of your marriage or engagement, there are solutions out there and we will work together to find those best suited for your particular situation.
If you are currently looking for marriage counseling in Oklahoma City, contact me today and let’s set up a time to evaluate your situation If you are new to marriage counseling, your questions likely include:
My husband and I are not getting along very well. Our marriage is on the rocks. How can you help?
Relationship challenges can be very difficult, especially when there are circumstances outside of either party’s control which are affecting the marriage, or there are children involved. I have had great success in working with married couples as well as in premarital situations. In our first meeting we will establish a base point in order to help us all get on the same page about the nature of the real issues. After that the agenda will vary from client to client but the end result is coming to the resolution which is best for the family.
My fiance and I have been happily engaged but we are having some problems. Can you help us with engagement / premarital issues?
I have worked with couples of all kinds, with relationship issues of various capacities. In my years of working as a social worker and marriage counselor, I have seen many issues which can prevent a couple who seems to be happily engaged from following through with their engagement. On that same note, I have guided many couples to a happy, healthy marriage in which the problems could be resolved. Not everybody is going to be in a situation where marriage is the best solution, especially in unhealthy situations involving children. I will always work with both partners in helping to figure out what is best for all parties involved.
I am considering filing for divorce, is there any hope?
Oklahoma has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. The people who live here have caught onto this and have actually started to get married less frequently as a result. This may be a good thing, however, since people in Oklahoma also typically get married at a younger age than the rest of the US. Sometimes maturity has not set in and it creates an unfavorable marriage situation. In many cases, however, there are other issues which may be addressed directly, in a manner which promotes open communication in the marriage. Without a healthy communication strategy, marriage can be very difficult but we can work together to create solutions which will work.
My husband (or wife) has cheated on me. Is counseling going to help?
This question is many times a more difficult one to answer than many would think. In many cases there are issues around the marriage which must be resolved in order for a healthy relationship to be re-established. Every marriage or engagement is going to have different circumstances which must be discussed and addressed in order to even consider whether or not a healthy marriage is possible after one spouse has cheated on the other. If trust cannot be re-established with the spouse which has been hurt then a difficult situation is created in bringing the marriage or engagement back together.
Maybe the husband or wife does not want to be in the marriage any longer? Maybe ‘staying together for the kids’ is being considered? These decisions can be very difficult to decide upon and sometimes involving a marriage counselor is necessary in order to allow the flow of open communication.
Fortunately, I have worked with these situations before and will be able to help you find additional clarity around the nature of the issue and whether or not marriage or divorce is right for you.
Is marriage counseling expensive?
Sometimes issues among married or engaged couples can be resolved in a couple sessions and sometimes it might be an ongoing process. This will truly be dependent upon the circumstances surrounding your particular situation. In most cases, marriage counseling is not expensive when considering the results you and your loved one and possibly family are obtaining from establishing healthier practices and clarity in your life-long marriage commitment. Call me today to discuss costs. There may be insurance programs or other arrangements which can be made, depending on your particular situation.
If you are looking for an Oklahoma City marriage counselor, call me today. I will work with you and your spouse to discover solutions which create relationship resolutions among your family. I have been doing this for a long time and I have seen it all! I look forward to meeting you and your family.