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URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / April 2020 / Couples Counseling: Finding Motivation to Go

Couples Counseling: Finding Motivation to Go

More couples have discussed couples counseling than will ever go. Many checklists online will help you decide whether your relationship could use help, but only a strong enough reason will empower you to make the call. If you’re hesitating, you may have misconceptions about couples counseling.

One common fear is the therapist will align with your partner and together confront all your imperfections. That won’t happen with an experienced professional. Instead, you will be put at ease, and what you envision as the stereotype will be quickly dismissed. Each of you will discover what you’re doing healthfully, along with what you can consider doing differently in your relationship to make it what you want. The good news is the likelihood of feeling more empowered while you work toward changes you and your partner agree on. With commitment, most couples enjoy a reduction in tension they have grown weary of experiencing each day, along with hope that the changes sought will last.

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 4/30/2020

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