Marital problems are common in today’s relationships. Couples and individual psychotherapy can be helpful in sorting through a series of overarching problems that may be causing marital or relational distress, such as the following:
- Emotional Immaturity
- Unrealistic expectations
- Communication problems
- Not fighting fairly
- Destructive means of solving problems
A mature and healthy relationship is based on respect, intimacy, caring, and love. At the U-M Psychological Clinic, we offer couples psychotherapy among other treatments for couples experiencing troubles in their relationships. Psychotherapy can assist in building the skills, resources, and information on how to interact in ways that are constructive to a marriage.
With almost all couples with the above problems, marital therapy can be a powerful source of growth toward a meaningful relationship based on new learning. When that is not possible, helping partners to end their relationship in a mature and nondestructive manner is an important bridge to forming future relationships.
Divorce and separation impact all members of a family and can sometimes strain parent-child relationships. To help with this strain, at the University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF), we offer a free workshop on parenting through separation and divorce to help parents create the most beneficial relationships with their children during the time of separation. Our clinicians offer help with family transition issues such as separation and divorce, and are ready to work with your family during challenging times.