How to Create a Happy Marriage
There is more heaven and hell in marriage than anything else.
Couples will most likely experience heaven in the first part of their marriage. This stage is known as the “newly-wed" stage of a marriage. Because both couples are fully committed in time and energy to the relationship, it seems as if nothing could go wrong.
Sometime down the road, we often get overly involved with other life pursuits that marriage gets ignored. This neglect most often will trigger our less than best self creating a stress in the marriage.
We start a marriage feeling like it is heaven and then wonder how we ended up being a part of “the relationship from hell" we place as a priority for getting out of.
There are two ways to leave the hell of an unhealthy marriage.
Divorce is a way to escape the hell, but it will most likely have many other ramifications that drag out the hell for years after the marriage is terminated.
Marriage counseling, on the other hand, will help you find the heaven in your marriage once again. If done right, marriage will bring you the most happiness and growth than anything else in your life.
Marriage counseling gives you the tools you need to turn your marriage around, giving you and your spouse the opportunity to be satisfied with the relationship.
The Marriage Counseling Toolbox The art of communication - You and your spouse are different people with different ways of communicating. You will need to find a way to communicate your wants and needs in order to feel loved and essential in the relationship.
Showing and accepting expressions of love - One of the reasons why a relationship struggles, perhaps to the point of ending the relationship, is because either one or both members feel under appreciated and unloved. Marriage counseling teaches you and your spouse how to show and accept love, so each one feels the appreciation and love that they need.
Self-understanding and growth - In order to understand someone else, we must first understand ourselves. Both individuals of the relationship are responsible to make the marriage successful. But before making peace with each other, each must make peace with themselves. Marriage counseling helps individuals recognize in themselves their worth and also their needs.
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