Couples Counseling in Pikeville, KY
Remember the old adage “time heals”? Well, simply letting time pass is not likely to heal the distress and wounds of marriage. Research tells us that marital problems generally do not spontaneously improve. By the time couples separate or divorce, they have experienced on average 6 years of relationship deterioration. Couples who are experiencing marital problems are well advised to spend time and energy on improving the quality of their relationship. Here are other interesting facts we know.
- 70% of couples experience a dip in their feelings of relationship satisfaction after the birth of a child.
- 30%-50% of couples experiencing marital problems have a partner who is clinically depressed.
- Contrary to popular wisdom, it is feelings of estrangement, isolation and loneliness that are the driving force causing marital separation and not conflict or anger.
- About 45% of children exposed to severe marital hostility (violence) exhibit extreme behavior problems. This is about 500 times the behavior problem rate in the general population.
Unfortunately relatively few couples seek help before the end of their marriage; but, warning signs usually appear years prior to the separation. These signs typically include increasingly poor communicating, increasing conflict, loss of affection and intimacy, feelings of isolation and aloneness. On the outside these partners live increasingly separate lives and on the inside they are privately trying to cope with overwhelming feelings. We offer an unbiased and fair playing filed to each partner, in order to be heard. Couples counseling will allow conflict to be resolved, affection and intimacy to increase, and to build trust. Since each couple is different, we will work with you to develop the skills tailored to your relationship.
Please contact us today for more information regarding our Couples Counseling Services.