Tips When Starting Marriage Counseling


If things with your marriage haven't been perfect and you're having a hard time settling the issues, marriage counseling may be a great thing to try before you throw in the towel. A lot of people are able to find counseling beneficial, and it's a great gateway for communication. The counselor is a professional that can listen to both sides of the story, they can help you see each person's point of view, and they can give you great insight.

29 April 2015

How To Help A Grieving Child Cope Well


When a child loses a loved one, sometimes he or she has the most difficult time coping because of the lack of communication skills. Here are 3 ways to help a grieving child cope in a healthy manner. Counseling To start, your child to needs to work with a professional who can help him or her to feel safe when sharing feelings. Even if your child is too young to really express feelings in words, counseling can work wonders.

6 April 2015

Two Ways Your Past Can Haunt Your Current Marriage


It is common for marriages to have difficult times, and in the modern United States, marriage counseling is becoming an acceptable way to deal with rough patches. Many professionals say that marriage counseling is more likely to be effective if you seek help earlier in your marriage or even before you get married. Early intervention with a therapist not only gives you skills to deal with marital issues as they arise, but at a clinic like Associates For Counseling & Psychotherapy, they can help you identify and process these two ways that your past can sabotage your current relationship:

1 April 2015

How To Know If It Is Time To Register For Couples Therapy


Determining whether you need to register for couples therapy may be a little easier than you might have once thought. To help you decide whether you and your loved one could benefit from therapy sessions, you will want to check out the following signs. You Argue More Than You Calmly Talk Some people make the mistake of assuming that as long as there is not complete silence between them that there really is not a large problem.

26 March 2015

2 Types of Childbirth Classes & Their 3 Major Benefits


If you are expecting a baby soon, you may be thinking about what you can do to become better prepared, especially for the birthing process itself. This is why you may consider taking childbirth classes. If this is something that you want to do, you will want to be sure that you know about the different types of classes and the benefits of taking one altogether. 1. Lamaze Childbirth Classes: Lamaze childbirth classes are the most popular, which teaches pregnant moms about the different types of breathing techniques to use during labor.

13 March 2015

Marrying A Liar: Can Your Relationship Survive?


If you find yourself married to a compulsive liar, you may wonder why you never noticed any symptoms before you walked down the aisle. Compulsive liars are not always easy to spot. Lying is a way of life for them, and their stories often fool even the most discerning people. Finding out that the person you love is a chronic liar can be devastating to your relationship. Whether or not your marriage can survive will depend on two things: if your spouse is willing to seek some help, like marriage counseling from My Marriage First, and if you're willing to be supportive of them and understanding of their issues

24 February 2015

Family Counseling When One Sibling Has Special Needs


Having a special needs child is just as much of a blessing as a child who develops normally, but that doesn't mean it's easy to take care of them. In addition to the difficulties associated with caring for a child who has special needs, the stress of doing so can take its toll on the entire family. This is particularly true for the siblings of a child with special needs, who may feel as if they are ignored or don't get as much attention as they would like to receive and for parents who feel the stress of constant caregiving.

20 February 2015