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Things couples say that show they need marriage therapy

Couples often experience challenges in their relationships. It is normal to argue or disagree, but when problems become recurrent, they may find themselves needing marriage therapy. Marriage therapy provides a supportive environment where couples can talk about their problems, address the root cause of their issues, and find solutions. Here are some things couples say that show they need marriage therapy.

  1. "We don't communicate."

Effective communication is the foundation of any healthy relationship. If couples feel they don't communicate well, it can lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and even fights. Couples who say they don't communicate often have difficulty expressing their needs and feelings to their partners. In marriage therapy, a therapist can teach couples effective communication skills and help them practice active listening, expressing feelings, and giving and receiving feedback.

  1. "We have lost intimacy."

Intimacy is an essential part of any romantic relationship. It involves physical, emotional, and mental closeness between partners. When couples say they have lost intimacy, it usually means they have stopped connecting on a deep level. This can be due to various factors such as stress, work, or family issues. In marriage therapy, a therapist can help couples identify the root cause of their intimacy issues and provide solutions to reignite the spark in their relationship.

  1. "We fight all the time."

Frequent arguments in a relationship can be a sign of deeper issues that need to be addressed. Couples who say they fight all the time may have underlying issues such as trust, communication, or emotional disconnect. In marriage therapy, a therapist can help couples understand their triggers, develop conflict resolution skills, and learn how to communicate effectively.

  1. "We have different expectations."

Couples often have different expectations about their relationship, which can lead to misunderstandings and disappointment. When couples say they have different expectations, it means they may not have communicated their needs and desires effectively. In marriage therapy, a therapist can help couples identify their expectations and find ways to compromise and align their goals.

  1. "We have been unfaithful."

Infidelity can be devastating to a relationship. Couples who have experienced infidelity may feel betrayed, hurt, and resentful towards each other. In marriage therapy, a therapist can help couples work through their emotions, rebuild trust, and create a stronger, healthier relationship.

  1. "We have grown apart."

Couples who say they have grown apart may feel disconnected from each other, lack intimacy, and have different priorities. In marriage therapy, a therapist can help couples rediscover their common ground, find ways to connect, and create new shared goals.


Marriage therapy can be a valuable tool for couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. The things couples say that show they need marriage therapy can vary, but they often involve communication issues, loss of intimacy, frequent fighting, different expectations, infidelity, and growing apart. Marriage therapy provides a safe and supportive space where couples can work through their issues, strengthen their relationship, and create a happier and healthier future together.


Full disclosure from Ellen - I used ChatGPT to write most of this blog. I have been wanting to experiment and this is the result of that! I think the bot did a great job. What do you think? Let me know at ellen@sanctuarychristiancounseling.com.


As always, the marriage therapists at Sanctuary Christian Counseling - who are human people! - are ready to help you with all your thorny relationship problems. Give us a call.


Sanctuary Christian Counseling

9974 Molly Pitcher Highway, Suite 4

Shippensburg, PA 17257


717-200-3158

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