When Is It A Good Time To Seek Couples Therapy?
Prospective clients, as well as friends and family, often ask me if a little rough patch in their relationship requires professional help or if they can and should work out their problems on their own.
I usually ask them this: Do you ignore small fires in your home and only call 911 when your house is about to burn to the ground?
Just as we are quick to call the fire department, we should call for help early, rather than let hotspots get out of control.
We should also take a step further. Like how we teach our family fire safety, we must proactively protect our relationship by learning crucial relational skills and improving our emotional intelligence.
While my response may seem self-serving, since I am a couples counselor, trust me when I tell you it’s not.
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