The holidays can cause stress in marriages whether you are newlyweds or have been married for more than 30 years – marriage counseling at Take Charge, Inc. can help you, as a couple, thrive during the holidays when money, family members and traveling can be major stressors on your marriage.
Couples often fight over money and budgeting. The holidays can cause an excessive amount of stress about money. One way to forgo the stress and fighting is to sit down together and write up how much you are willing to spend on gifts, decorations and more.
There is a lot of pressure to get your children all the presents they want, but parents should remember that money doesn’t equal memories. Instead of blowing your budget, your family can volunteer at community events or choose a family in need and give to them. When couples can’t agree on money and budgeting, or it’s causing a lot of stress, marriage counseling with Terri Clinton Dichiser, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas and Missouri,
How many times have you sat in an airport during the holiday season and thought, “What was I thinking?” Traveling during the busiest time of the year can bring out the worst in you both. An expert on expatriate families, Julia Simens, knows just how to handle holiday travel. She asserts that “Spending money on a hotel room is often money well spent.” She says that “Even if the family home has plenty of space, it is a good idea to build in some personal space to save the holiday. Stay in a hotel to get over jet lag or to have a quiet place to go to during the long all-day event.”
Marriage counseling with Terri is unique – she uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) to help couples reconnect with each other. She uses marriage counseling to help couples recognize the negative patterns they have established in their relationship and offers tools and strategies to break those patterns to create a renewed sense of safety and security with your spouse.
EFT research shows:
- More than 70% of couples turned their relationship around; from distressed – no matter how distressed – to happy in 15-20 sessions; and
- More than 90% of couples “significantly improved.”
EFT is marriage counseling based on 20 years of clinical studies with proven results for couples in crisis. EFT marriage counseling is in the safe environment of Terri’s office to help you create a haven of safety and strength in your marriage. Marriage based on a connection with your spouse makes you stronger as an individual and in your marriage.
Take Charge, Inc. is located in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, call (913) 239-8255.