Learn to hear and be heard effectively
A marriage friendly therapist helps the couple communicate better after understanding the emotions of both partners. The couple learns to recognize each person’s feelings about difficult topics, and learns to hear and be heard effectively. This dramatically de-escalates tensions and fights.
Then the work begins – to really care for and help each other through learning to give and take, how to ask each other for what one needs, how to forgive and how to build stronger foundations for themselves and their children.
It is perhaps as important to be able to give your children an education as it is to give them values and beliefs about being happy as a couple. This is not be telling them how to be with another, but by showing it everyday in family and marriage interactions.
Get help for your marriage or relationship as soon as you would for a health concern for your child. Marriage counseling is best started before hope for change goes away.