Marriage Counseling

One of the best-kept secrets in our society is the fact that, from time to time, even the finest of relationships will face such challenges as to require professional attention. We tend to believe in the fairytale ending of “happily ever after” and therefore, feel shame or embarrassment when our own relationship seems agitated and rocky. These feelings that we should not be having these problems tend to keep us isolated and secretive, even from our closest friends.  They can cut us off from the many powerful sources of information and help that could save our marriage. 

Perhaps this myth of the happy ending automatically following the “perfect wedding” is partially responsible for the roughly fifty to sixty per cent of all marriages in our country ending in divorce. Many couples simply wait too long before seeking outside help, and by the time they make the call to a marriage counselor, it is too late.

Among the challenges we help our clients face are the following:

  1. Blending a family to a cohesive and unified sense of harmony 
  2. Overcoming the challenges of step-parenting
  3. Identifying the baggage one brings into a relationship
  4. Coping well with the stress of infertility treatment
  5. Making healthy adjustments towards adopting a baby
  6. Recognizing addictions and other harmful habits
  7. Moving from romance to commitment
  8. Facing the 3 main areas of marital stress: Love, Money and Work
  9. Overcoming jealousy
  10. Balancing career and family
  11. Keeping your marriage healthy while caring for aging parents
  12. The special needs child and how to maintain a vibrant marriage

Fortunately, a proactive model of relationship health and vitality can improve even the best relationships and help restore love and appreciation to those who have been troubled by resentments, poor communication and mistrust.

In our practice at the Peak Performance Institute, we have seen the power of a positive approach that emphasizes knowledge about oneself as well as powerful tools for communication skills. We have seen thousands of marriages and relationships resurrect themselves as individuals learn more about the exact nature of their own shortcomings or roadblocks as well as about the strengths and gifts they bring to the relationship. People who are willing to take personal responsibility for their own contribution to the problem are also able to make profound and healing contributions to the solution.

In most marriages that fail, the predominant dynamic between two partners is that of blaming the other person. By contrast, in most marriages that succeed, the emphasis is not on the wrongs of the other person, but rather, on self-responsibility and the willingness to change oneself. We help provide communication tools that facilitate greater acceptance and understanding, so that couples can replace feelings of hurt and despair with feelings of love and appreciation.

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