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Six Ways a Therapist Can Help You Resolve Marital Conflict

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Six Ways a Therapist Can Help You Resolve Marital Conflict


How’s your relationship with your spouse or partner? Is it going well, or are you having a difficult time?

If there are no major conflicts yet, counseling could be the farthest thing from your mind. But do you want to wait for major issues to crop up before seeking help from a couple’s counselor? Counseling is not only for ailing marriages. It can be the most proactive strategy for you and your spouse or partner to keep your relationship healthy.

If you are in the midst of a relationship conflict or crisis, you may be trying to address the problem on your own. There is nothing wrong there; it is healthy that you stay committed to seeking a solution for your relationship. However, it is better not to wait too long before actively working on your issues with the guidance of an experienced counselor.

Couples counseling can help you nurture a good relationship, and it is a good strategy to resolve your differences and issues. Here are six ways a therapist or counselor can help you and your spouse or partner:


  • A therapist can encourage you to explore your concerns from a fresh perspective. Opposites attract, and you and your spouse or partner may have enjoyed the novelty of being different from each other, but this can also breed conflict in your relationship. If your efforts to resolve problems are not working, it is smart to consider other strategies. Sticking to your old solutions may only lead you into a neverending cycle of conflict.

A therapist can offer you a different perspective to prevent conflicts, to manage them at the height of the disagreement, and to address them afterwards to heal your pain or resolve your frustration or anger.


  • A counselor can help you recognize the signs of a brewing conflict. You and your spouse/partner may have become so embroiled in constant disagreement and in your feelings that it is difficult for you to spot what usually leads to it.

A therapist is equipped with effective tools that can help you recognize the signs of an imminent disagreement. With their help, you can minimize if not totally avoid unhealthy confrontations.


  • They can motivate you to talk in a more sensitive and meaningful way. Anger, frustration, and hurt may have made you stop talking to each other. Avoiding your issues by not talking is not healthy. Talking is! It can break down the wall you have built between you. Talking is important in building a healthy relationship, but it has to be the kind of talking that fosters positive interaction.

A counselor can help improve your communication. Quality talking and interactions can breed understanding and rebuild trust and respect, which are important in a loving relationship.


  • Your counselor can offer you “neutral ground” to work out your issues. It can be difficult to talk and resolve your concerns when surrounded by people (usually family and friends) who are subjective and taking sides. Your home/children can also make it difficult for you to talk or bring up your issues, preventing you from moving forward.

A non-judgmental and objective counselor can give you a venue to sort out your issues without being judged. It can be refreshing to talk freely and to hear your spouse/partner talk about matters that you misunderstood in the past.


  • They can encourage you to look at your concerns without fear. When you are swamped by too many emotions, it is easy to fear what lies ahead and hard to recognize what is so precious in your relationship.

A therapist can help you find or summon the courage to sort through the things that you ought to consider in rebuilding your relationship.


  • Most importantly, they can help you save your love and your relationship. If you both are willing to do what it takes, one thing is for sure—there is love there. It may have been blurred by your conflicts, so you need to work on them to make that love and commitment take center stage again.

Your therapist can help you see things in a different light by talking, accepting each other’s limitations and weaknesses, and working on ways to resolve old issues and prevent new ones from becoming too intense.


How would you like to feel stronger with each other as you work to face your relationship problems? The therapist who can help you resolve your marital issues is waiting for your call at Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC. Your therapist independently contracted with CCS may not be able to prevent every disagreement or feeling of hurt or anger. However, they can help you stay connected and engaged as a couple so that you continue to talk, stay objective with your decisions, and keep your relationship resilient and your love and support for each other unwavering.


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Sanford, NC

Counties: Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore County, NC

Areas: Sanford NC, Tramway, NC, Olivia, NC, Broadway, NC, Cumnock, NC, Gulf, NC, Goldston, NC, Carbonton NC, Glendon, NC, Carthage, NC, Cameron, NC, Lillington, NC, Moncure, NC

Zip Codes: 27330, 27332, 28327, 27505, 27546


Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Select, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS,  Cash, HSA and FSA (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

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