Portland Therapy Blog
Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.
If you are concerned about your relationship’s future marriage counseling or couples therapy can be a healthy solution. The challenge arises, however, if your partner or spouse decides that they aren’t interested in seeking counseling. Maybe they see it as a waste of time or money, or they’re afraid it will make things worse, or just a way to forestall the inevitable.
There are many benefits to working on your marriage or committed relationship. Secure attachment offers a safe haven, provides comfort and security and offers a buffer against the effects of stress and uncertainty. Another very important benefit to working on your relationship is to ensure the emotional health of your children. Research shows that children in homes with parents in strong relationships are more successful, have less mental health issues and higher self-esteem, on average, than children in homes with parents in weak relationships.