Anyone who says it’s easy to be in a relationship is a big fat liar. Although relationships are beautiful and we would not survive without them, they are also one of the number one causes of stress. Actually…divorce is the #2 cause of stress and marriage is the #7 cause of stress…….good things can be really stressful too!
But guess what?! Roughly 50% of distressed couples who go to counseling report an improved and more satisfying marriage. That’s pretty cool.
Sometimes it’s really helpful to just have someone else in the room to help facilitate the communication, to be a cheerleader for BOTH people in the room, to teach you how to have healthy and productive arguments.
It’s hard, don’t get me wrong. It’s vulnerable. It’s scary. It’s stressful. But it is so worth it.