with Chris Walker MA. Psych, Certified Counsellor CCPA
Throughout my life both in and out of practice I have come to see many of the difficulties in marriages. Many couple's relationships are foundering dysfunctional systems and in many cases they don't need to be that way. It is often the case that we live with our difficulties hoping that they will "just go away," or that "this is what marriage is." These assumptions seldom provide solutions to a better relationship. This Does Not Have to Be!!!!! In so many cases it is possible to work with a counsellor on our relationships so that they can be creative and caring.
Some of the issues that can create destructive relationships are: differences of values and beliefs, poor communication, assumptions, personal vulnerability, fear, individual personal issues, and the list goes on. I am distressed to see that couples will stagger through years and years of a dysfunctional marriage and not seek help. I am positively mystified by this lack of motivation. It is so interesting that when our car has a failing transmission we get it fixed usually to the tune of hundreds if not thousands of dollars, but we will not seek help for ourselves our partners or our relationships. You aren't expected to fix a transmission on you own, why would you expect to be able to fix a failing relationship. It's that simple. There are hundreds of professional counsellors and psychologists in the lower mainland, many with specialities in marriage and family systems.
Don't be Afraid to Ask for Help from a Professional Counsellor or Psychologist. We don't bite.
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