Marriage counseling can often be seen as a punishment. You might see it as an indication that you have failed and need someone to help you fix your problems. Yes, you might need someone to help you fix your relationship, but it isn’t an indication that you have failed. Rather, it’s a sign that you…

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Meet Katherine, Couples Counselor at the Center for Couples and Families in Orem! Katherine Linscott (she/they) is originally from Loveland, Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University. There, she helped to conduct research about newlywed sex life. Katherine received her master’s degree from Kansas State University, focusing mainly on…

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Anxiety help often comes in the form of couples therapy. When one of you struggles, you both struggle. Anxiety in either yourself or your partner can cause marriage problems (Related Article: What To Do About Marriage Problems Because Of Anxiety). Knowing what to do when you are having marriage problems because of anxiety is important. …

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Family counseling is best done with as many of your family members as possible. It’s important to include those who are struggling and not just the parents. Yes, parents may need some individual work as a unit to help them know and understand how to improve (Related Article: Validate And Empower Your Adolescent Child and…

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Family counseling can be scary to start. You might be wondering what will happen. How the therapist will see you as parents and how they will start to help you change. Its reasonable to worry about what it will be like when you come to family therapy. Here are a few areas that you as…

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Why come to marriage counseling and does it work? One of the main reasons to attend is that it can actually help your marriage get better. Not just on the surface, but fundamentally. The techniques and methods that a good Utah marriage counselor will use follow research based models such as EFT (Dr. Susan Johnson),…

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Learning how to communicate with your spouse is crucial to your marriage success. This isn’t a skill that you are taught in school or that seems to come naturally. In fact, part of your makeup as a human is to talk with them in ways that are not helpful. As humans, we tend to lean…

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Marriage counseling works best when you approach it as being beneficial to both of you. It’s not for your spouse, as you watch them improve their ways. It’s for you and your spouse, together. If not, then you are going to be frustrated and stuck.    The Problem   I often see couples come into…

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Marriage counseling is often put off until it’s either too late or until you and your spouse have difficult habits to break. Researchers have found that couples come into therapy years after they first need it (see John Gottman’s work). By this time, you have created and reinforced patterns of behavior that are difficult to…

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Marriage counseling for newlyweds would be a great requirement for a successful start to your marriage. Getting married in the first place can be difficult (and fun!), and can also bring unforeseen stress.    In a previous article I wrote about a few pre-marriage counseling tips (Related Article: Pre-Marriage Counseling Tips). The first was that…

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