Does this sound familiar: You look at your spouse and wonder if this is even the same person you married… After all, you fight all the time. You never sleep together. You’re not sure you even love them anymore. You feel like cheating on them or wonder if they have been cheating on you. It’s nothing like it was when you first got marriage and were completely devoted to each other, is it? Should you even try to save a marriage like that?
Absolutely. Too many couples give up and move on to the terrible alternative: divorce. Divorce is no picnic. Divorce cost more marriage counseling does. You can’t escape the knowledge that you failed in your marriage. Imagine the disrupted lives. The overwhelming expense. What about the children if you have them? Maybe you think your kids would be better not to have to hear all the fighting. But you know what’s better? Not fighting anymore!
Look, it’s not easy to save a marriage, but it can be done and it is not as hard as you think. I learned how to save a marriage and you can too. Your spouse may have given up already, but the fact that YOU want to find out the answer indicates that you have the number one most important thing going for you: commitment. Good for you.
The key to improving things is to change the way you look at your spouse. Most of us only have a very unclear idea of our partner’s thinking process; very little understanding of what drives this person to fight and argue with us. Do you know that when your spouse gets angry, the anger is often caused by FEAR? Ask yourself, what is he or she afraid of? Is fear making them defensive? You might find that you can sympathize more with them when you understand where they are coming from. Next time your spouse gets angry at you, instead of lashing out at them defensively and making things worse, calmly take a second to ask yourself what is is that your spouse is afraid of? (Don’t ask your spouse this question or they might hit the roof. This is no time to engage them, wait till the “steam” has passed).
This is just an example of the tools and skills we teach our clients who come to Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL. & Brandon Fl. for Marriage Counseling, Relationship Counseling, Couples Counseling or Family Counseling. 813-244-1251
Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Fl. & Brandon Fl. offers marriage counseling and couples counseling with trained counselors from a variety of backgrounds and approaches. Marriage Counseling or couples Counseling can help individuals work through relationship dynamics, conflict, normal life stressors and more. Below is a list of some of the issues our counselors can help with:
- Relationship dynamics
- Sexual addiction
- Addiction and codependence
- Conflict resolution
- Finding love for a lifetime
- Spirituality as a resource to enhance the relationship
- Pre-marital counseling
Does it feel like you have the same fights or conversation over and over again? Does it feel like you spouse or partner never listens. Are you two going through some major life-transitions or changes, like having a baby, loss of job, divorce, teenage trouble, a child going through the terrible two’s? Or are dealing with major issues like substance abuse, anger, or even violence in the relationship?
Relationships, whether between married couples, non-married couples, or partners all have their challenges … and sometimes it feel like there is nowhere to turn!. Are you feeling you’ve hit the end-of-your-rope and it’s time to make some major changes? Since you’ve taken an important first step by being at this website, we want you to know that relationship therapy, also known as marriage counseling, or couples counseling has helped even the most troubled relationships … so there is hope!
Marriage therapy and relationships counseling focuses on improving communication, bringing back trust into your relationship, and can help you improve your conflict resolution skills.
Hours and Availability
We offer services Monday through Friday noon to 8 PM and on Saturdays 10 AM to 3 PM at both of the locations. 813-244-1251
SEX AND INTIMACY
IF YOU DON’T HAVE A GOOD CONNECTION OUTSIDE THE BEDROOM, YOU WON’T HAVE A GOOD ONE IN THE BEDROOM.
Feeling safe emotionally is a must to feel safe and vulnerable when you are naked! Getting intimacy back with your partner is a huge part of couples counseling. If you aren’t feeling that connection, and love or other things are missing for you, you are going to feel a disconnect on many levels.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW THINGS THAT MIGHT BE PRESENT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP…
- Different Sexual Appetites and Desires
- Life Transitions Impacting Sex (babies, parents moving in, medical issues)
- Sexua Abuse History
- Affairs and Infidelity
- Loss of connection
We can help you reconnect and find that closeness that seems to have vanished. We don’t shy away from the issue, SEX matters! We can explore all the issues with you to talk about what you like, what you don’t like and why. Do you know what turns you on but your partner doesn’t know?
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