Whether you've already taken the first step of speaking to a professional about your depression or anxiety, or whether you're preparing yourself to do so, you may have been referred to the idea of undertaking Cognitive Behavioural Therapy — commonly known as CBT. This sounds complicated and can seem like a scary next step to take. You may be picturing an intimidating, quiet room with a dark leather couch and an expectation that you'll have to talk for an hour about your childhood.
Everyone encounters difficulties in their relationship with their spouse at one point or another. In most cases, these difficulties can be resolved without any outside help. However, there are circumstances in which it might be sensible to seek out the support of a marriage counsellor. Here are a couple of examples of such circumstances.
Communication has broken down
Communication is a hugely important element of any healthy relationship. If you and your spouse are struggling to talk to each other in a respectful and honest manner, then this could spell trouble for your marriage.