10 Signs That Indicate Your Marriage May Need Therapy

Marital therapy, depending on the therapist and the format, can provide a positive extension to a couple’s relationship. It can help to repair damage, overcome obstacles and assist a couple in their rediscovery of each other. But what signs indicate that the marriage needs help? When does a couple decide that marriage therapy is something they need?

10 signs that indicate your marriage may need therapy include:

  • You and your spouse are not communicating even when you talk everyday
  • Anger and arguments are the rule of thumb in your household and not the exception
  • The blame game is played regularly, both of you always finding reasons to blame the other
  • If your choice is time to yourself or time with your spouse, you choose time with yourself regularly
  • You think about divorce and you find yourself divvying up personal property in your head
  • You find that you can’t remember the positive emotions that you shared with your spouse when you got married – the present negativity coloring the past commitments
  • You feel a constant sadness tinged with regret and bitterness
  • Frustration colors all of your interactions with your spouse
  • Sexual intimacy is something you avoid rather than seek or crave to the extent that you will hold off when you go to bed or go to bed very early
  • You reach out to your friends with confidences and emotional needs more than you do your spouse

Have you ever gone through marriage therapy?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.