Relationship / Marriage Issues

Every relationship comes with its fair share of issues. Navigating the complexities of life together is hard enough, but when you start to feel regularly distressed or hopeless, about your relationship, it may be time to seek professional help. No matter what your issues seem to stem from (disagreements about money, sex, stress, chronic illness, mental illness, infidelity, trust, emotional distance, parenting etc.), if you and your partner are arguing more frequently and experiencing feelings of resentment or contempt, it is likely that there are some underlying problems to address. Because many problems in relationships are a result of communication issues, a qualified mental health therapist can teach you to find new ways of talking to each other to help you find your way back to common ground. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s relationship and marriage issues experts today.

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As a Level III trained Gottman Methods couples counselor I am able to help couples regain trust, intimacy and fun in their relationship/marriage.

— Amita Ghosh, Counselor in Newport, KY

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my graduate education and in the field training and experience has been focused on treating relationships. I am a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator. I provide premarital counseling, treat couple dissatisfaction, and identify growth and strength areas within the relationship.

— Diana Siew, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I am currently enrolled in post-graduate training on couples therapy using a strength-based approach called Developmental Model of Couples Therapy developed by Dr. Ellyn Bader . In the Developmental Model the problems couples have are understandable and predictable based on the attachment style of each partner, the developmental stage of each partner, and the length of time they have been together.

— Nat Kiser-Negrøn, Psychotherapist

Relationship areas I work with: individual relationship issues can include: dating, communication, trust, finances, step-family, in-laws/friends facing divorce, co-parenting, anxiety, self-esteem, dating, break-ups, and single parenting are issues we are helping in these areas with our client goals in mind. I work with individuals who are in marriage counseling serving the individual for growth and processing.

— Julie Johnson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in , OH
 

As a Christian Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist healing relationships especially marriage is my specialty and my love. I work with young couples, middle aged couples, bi-racial couples, bi-cultural couples, and separated couples. I work with communication, infidelity, sex difficulties, trauma, & addictions (except drugs). I also love working with children therefore I offer Parenting, Parent-Child Play Therapy for ages 4-12 ,Parent-Child Therapy for ages 13-17 and Family Therapy as needed.

— Alicia Bradshaw, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chattanooga, TN

I'm a Life-Cycle Celebrant and Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with diverse couples preparing for, celebrating and meaningfully honoring the ritual of marriage, as well as in supporting couples at other transitions and challenges to connection and intimacy.

— Amy Benedict, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New Paltz, NY
 

The majority of my practice is couples work. I am unique, in that I tell my clients that the RELATIONSHIP is not my client- the humans in the room are. My goal is for you each to be happy and healthy. If you can do that together? let's do it. If you can't? Then the primary goal should be creating a path forward towards health and happiness for you both, even if that means that the relationship evolves or ends.

— Stefani Goerlich, Sex Therapist in Royal Oak, MI

Have you lost the spark in your relationship? Do you feel your partner does not "see" you? Are you hoping for a closer emotional connection? I will work with you to bring hopefulness, emotional bond, healthy communication, and spark back into your life. We will work together to develop a plan to build your strongest relationship. Family counseling may include 2 or more family members to help heal relationships, open lines of communication, and learn new coping strategies.

— Alexandra (Sasha) Goodman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake, OH
 

I specialize in working with couples who struggle with communication, intimacy, and attachment related dynamics. I love working with all couples, including LGBTQIA+, poly, kink.

— Barbara Morett, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San diego, CA

Our most intimate relationships often have the biggest effect on our overall mental health, and I work with individuals & couples to try to understand each other & themselves on a deeper, emotional level. I welcome clients of every kind, and couples throughout the beginning, middle, or even ending of their relationships. I enjoy working with couples in the aging population, co-parenting, LGBTQIA+ community, and non-traditional dyads such as consensual non-monogamous (CNM).

— AJ Rich, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

We just want to be happy and find our person. You feel like your current relationship is going good but there are just some things that each one of you are still dealing with. You know that your attempts to work things out on your own are failing but you're not ready to give up. It's hard to learn how to communicate with others that were raised communicating differently from us and that's where we come in providing relationship/premarital counseling.

— Live Now Counseling, Counselor in Houston, TX

Whether I work with you as an individual or couple, I will use an attachment lens and Emotionally Focused framework to help you identify and understand the underlying problem and then work towards a more adaptive strategy to getting what you want and need.

— Anna Gray Baker, Psychotherapist
 

Common Issues Explored in Couples Therapy We drifted apart after the birth of our children. My partner and I frequently argue about money. We are struggling with sexual difficulties and lack of desire. My partner had an affair, and I find it difficult to trust again. We can’t stop arguing over the most insignificant details. I fear that my partner might be addicted to drugs / alcohol. My partner is getting close to someone else. Should I worry? I constantly feel blamed and criticized.

— Tom Bolls, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

Unresolved trauma shows up in our relationships in so many ways. We may stay too long, fear intimacy, choose unhealthy partners, have trouble trusting . We may feel shame, unlovable or bad. It's all so complicated and confusing. When you start your journey of recovery, you feel safer in the world and find more clarity, agency and skill. Wouldn't it feel great to be able to engage more fully with the important people in your life?

— Stephanie Book Koehler, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

Relationship issues, along with life transitions, are one of the main issues that bring people into therapy with me. I have extensive training and experience in attachment and relationship trauma and ruptures. From an attachment-focused and trauma-informed lens, we look at relationship patterns in your life to understand how and where you may have learned unhelpful beliefs and patterns in relationships, and help you to change how you relate to yourself and others.

— Margaret (Maggie) Kirlin, Clinical Psychologist in Livingston, MT

Upcoming Online Marriage Seminar, November 19th! Register today! In marriage, we choose to be on another person's team for the long haul, no matter what life stressors we face. For many small, and at times big, reasons, couples forget that they're on the same team. In couples counseling, the focus is not only learning better ways of handling conflict, but also increasing the ability to express fears, desires, and emotions to your partner.

— Lauren Spencer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Gig Harbor, WA
 

Becoming a parent can put an abundant strain on a relationship but reproductive health issues such as infertility, miscarriage, perinatal mood and depression can create severe stress on a partnership. Left unaddressed, these stressors can damage or even break a relationship. However, with support, couples can learn how to communicate about and even support each other through these experiences and even strengthen their relationship as they walk the journey together.

— Alicia Ferris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA

Relationship and marriage issues are emotionally charged. It is hard to separate what are each person’s own issues from the problems between the individuals. It is easy to be activated by accusations and behaviors of the other person. This makes it hard to know where to start, or even what to believe. Whether your relationship is just growing stale or is co-dependent or even abusive, it is important for you to focus on your own healing and growth. I will help you find your footing, so you have a place to stand in strength and confidence. This will allow you to then work on your relationship issues without having your personal stuff get in the way.

— Jaclin Belabri, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,