Things That Needs a Marriage Counselor
1. When You’re Living Separate Lives.
When couples become more like siblings than a married couple, this may mean a need for guidance from a therapist. This does not indicate a couple is in stress just because they don’t do everything together. Instead, if there is a lack of conversation, intimacy, communication, or if they feel they just co-exist, this may show that it’s time to bring in a skilled person who can help sort out what is lacking and how to get it back.
2. When You Are Financially Unfaithful.
Financial disloyalty can be just as if not more damaging to a marriage than a sexual relationship. If one partner keeps her or his spouse in the dark about spending or needs to manage everything related to money, then the other should bring up the topic of family finances. It’s not unreasonable to say, I want to understand our monthly bills and budget better, our debt, how many savings/checking/retirement accounts we have, etc. If your spouse objects, consult a professional to help work out the conflict.