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Counseling for parents of young children

Two-thirds of couples report being less happy after having children. If your relationship is on the rocks and you’re worried about the effect it will have on your children, you’re not alone. Divorce is traumatic for the whole family and often has long-lasting consequences for children and parents. In therapy, you can learn to revive your relationship, build intimacy, and create a healthy environment for you and the people you love most.

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Parenting can be stressful

Despite the joys that children bring to a partnership, once kids come into the picture, parenting introduces multiple stressors that can affect even the best relationships.

Do you relate to any of these nine potential relationship time bombs?

  1. Exhaustion
  2. Feeling like everyone wants a piece of you
  3. Losing your identity
  4. Loss of passion or sexual intimacy
  5. Loss of privacy
  6. No time for self or as a couple
  7. Kids with behavior issues or special needs
  8. Disparate approaches to child-raising and spending habits
  9. Difficulty balancing work and home life

If you feel that you are experiencing any of the “relationship time bombs” and feel that your marriage is in danger, couples therapy can help you and your partner find a road to peace and understanding. Your kids matter, but you matter too. You don’t need to put yourself last anymore. 

Schedule an appointment today! Online appointments are available.

Can my marriage be saved?

At Couples Therapy Services, we believe that every relationship can be saved if both partners are committed and willing. Once children are involved, it becomes that much more crucial to work through your differences and heal what’s been broken. The last thing you want is for your children to be the product of a split family and combative divorce. It may feel like there’s no way through, but we assure you that we’ve seen couples on the brink of separation bounce back to lead healthy, communicative, love-filled lives together. 

They call parenting the hardest job in the world for a reason.  It’s normal for moms and dads to experience a lot of anxiety, fear, and frustration during those formative years. Ironically, often the love and care parents invest in their children result in their romantic relationship being compromised and pushed aside. If you want to repair how you interact with one another for the sake of your children, it’s important to seek counseling as soon as possible and address the issues in a timely manner.

How can Couples Therapy Services help with couples counseling for parents

Couples Therapy Services will work with you to rebuild the love that is the foundation of your family life.  In therapy, your therapist will work with you to identify stressors and find solutions to minimize their impact.  You will learn to validate and encourage one another, learn about and regulate your emotions, and find solutions that will greatly improve your everyday quality of life.

Our therapists trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy can help you learn how to regulate emotions and communicate effectively in your relationship. By using DBT for Couples you will learn:

  • to better understand and read emotions
  • acceptance of self and partner
  • skills to prevent escalation of disagreements
  • value time spent together
  • express yourself and make yourself understood
  • problem management and mindful solutions

The Couples Therapy team will provide a safe, confidential place for you to communicate honestly so that you can rediscover the bond that built your relationship. It’s time to heal and connect for the sake of your partnership and the well-being of your children.

Reach out today

Navigating the challenges of parenthood can be a transformative journey, and at Couples Therapy Services our couples therapy services are designed to address the specific needs of new parents. Whether you’re seeking Couples Therapy in person in Princeton or Manalapan or virtually in New Jersey, our tailored therapeutic approach focuses on identifying core issues and finding effective solutions.

Life with young children inevitably brings chaos, but it doesn’t have to result in irreparable damage to your relationship. At Couples Therapy Services our trained clinicians collaborate with you and your partner to guide you through this transformative period. We aim to help you find peace and acceptance amid the challenges of parenthood.

Recognizing that your children will only be young once, our evidence-based treatment and mindfulness strategies empower you to embrace the present moment rather than wishing it away. The expertise of our team in couple counseling ensures that you and your partner can navigate this significant life transition with support and understanding.

For couples seeking marriage counseling our clinicians are here to provide compassionate guidance. To schedule an appointment, call or text 732-656-8398 or fill out the contact form. Let Couples Therapy Services be your partner in enhancing your relationship during this transformative time.