Marriage on the Rocks

Marriage can be hard

“If you can accommodate each other’s ‘crazy side’ and handle it with caring, affection, and respect, your marriage can thrive.”

Marriage can be hard. Many couples who start out happy find themselves stressed out, arguing all the time and feeling deeply impatient and frustrated with each other. They don’t feel heard or understood. They don’t feel like they’re on the same team any more. They often want nothing to do with each other in the bedroom, or anywhere else, leaving them with a deep void in their lives and pain in their hearts.

If this is what’s going on in your marriage, you’re not alone.

Often it’s signs like these that lead couples to wonder if it’s time to seek therapy? Let’s explore that for a moment.Therapy is a good idea if you feel like your relationship is stuck in a negative pattern or cycle and nothing you’ve tried has helped. It’s important for couples to heal/repair after an affair. It’s also very helpful if you’re worried that your marriage is on the rocks and divorce is around the corner.

Couples who fight over and over without resolution build up resentment over time. Resentment leads to shortcuts and fights seem to start automatically. Therapy can help dismantle tough, old arguments so you understand why they existed in the first place. Once this happens, couples can move to a healthier place and get on with their lives.

The Ideal Scenario

The ideal scenario is that couples seek therapy while their issues are still small and manageable. But, most couples don’t take this route until their problems are big and unavoidable. All of your past coping skills, avoidance tactics, and forgiveness techniques have failed. 

That is often the time couples go to therapy, and if this is you, don’t worry, we can get through this together.

Contact Us Now

Call me at (336) 218-9040 or email me at to schedule a consultation and get started.

Marriage Counseling Seeks To Help

Marriage counseling seeks to help the two of you learn to listen to each other and understand each other. It helps you heal the resentment and anger you have toward each other so you can find that place of love and trust again. Therapy helps you develop skills in communicating and making decisions together peacefully so that you can move forward on your own.

When couples come to me for therapy, I listen to what each one has to say. I work with couples to find where they are stuck, and I help remove that blockage. My therapy sessions are a safe place where each partner can learn to share honestly in a way that leaves both partners feeling heard and understood.

Frances Patton Therapy