What can marriage counseling do for first responder couples?
You don’t have to be married to come in for couples counseling. There are many reasons first responder couples find counseling to be helpful. The first responder lifestyle can create even more challenging stressors for you both. Here are a few reasons counseling can help you in your relationship:
● Manage your conflict in a healthier way.
Conflict is something you cannot avoid in a relationship. It can help you or it can hurt you. Through counseling, you can learn new ways of using conflict to become closer with your spouse, rather than conflict tearing you apart.
● Learn how to live the responder life together.
In the first responder world, you can often feel pressured to put the job first. We can guide you in being able to support both of your dreams and hopes and needs. You can gain understanding and a deep attachment that you have been missing for quite some time.
● Prepare your relationship for the next step.
This is especially true for couples who are not yet married but are considering a deeper commitment to their relationship. Counseling can help you to build a strong foundation for a lifetime of intimacy and commitment.
● Restore your marriage.
Whether you have been struggling with communication or addiction or infidelity, you can find ways to heal old wounds and develop a bond that is unlike any other marriage.
● Get into a rhythm that works for both of you.
Whether you have been living in the first responder life for a little while or for many years, you can find a rythym that feels fulfilling and satisfying for both of you. One that can be flexible with the constant changes you face in the first responder life.
We offer free 20-minute consultations with our incredible team who can help you understand if couples counseling would benefit your relationship.
Marriage Counseling sessions last between 50-90 minutes. To know the fees and costs for sessions, look here. Sessions occur on average once every week or two weeks, but we can also schedule these less often for those who have shiftwork schedules that make it difficult to plan regular sessions. Based on your goals and treatment needs, counseling can be as brief as 8-10 sessions or can be longer-term over a year or two.
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."
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