Your questions... answered by a counselor

  • What does it look like for a couple to cherish their marriage after years, even decades, of being caught up in routines and busyness?
  • What advice would you give to a spouse who feels their marriage is in crisis and doesn’t feel comfortable talking with their partner? 
  • Is there a healthy way to handle conflict in marriage?
  • What if a couple feels stuck in a cycle of conflict, unable to escape it?
  • Is it possible for a couple, who find themselves in the midst of conflict, to have a thriving marriage down the road?
  • In light of Ephesians 5, what is a healthy view of submission in a marriage?
  • Is there a healthy way to handle conflict?
  • How do you handle conflict when you both come from very different backgrounds?
  • What if both spouses handle conflict very differently; one that rushes to resolve and one that runs from it?
  • If you know there is a difficult conversation to be had, where do you start?
  • Is it possible for a couple to move through their present issues and have a marriage that thrives?
  • For a marriage that is seemingly at the end, is it still possible to envision a thriving marriage?
  • When coming from a place like multiple marriages, how does a couple work through the emotional injuries of the past?
  • What would you say to a spouse who always feels blindsided when their marriage starts to take a difficult path?
  • How do I get my spouse to follow through with things when something like ADHD is present?
  • What would you say to a spouse who is frustrated that their partner never follows through with what they say they will do?
  • Is there hope to be found even when a couple is in the midst of conflict and trouble?
  • How do you make everyday and longer-term money matters work in a blended family with teens who are on very different educational and career paths?
  • What does sharing of income / assets / expenditures / savings look like when both marriage partners owned their homes as single parents for years prior to marrying?
  • How do you ensure both partners can come to agreements on the larger ‘money matters’ in a remarriage?
  • How do you help your spouse deal/cope with grief and guilt?