At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, our counseling services center around the search for inner peace and happiness – something that can be difficult to achieve alone. However, this internal search is not merely intended for individual counseling; it’s also our approach for couples’ counseling. By helping couples work through relationship challenges and learn how to confront future obstacles and hardships, we aim to promote inner peace and happiness for both individuals in a relationship so that their communication is healthy and their relationships are given the attention and care they require to be successful. If you’re looking for a couples’ counselor in Coon Rapids, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, MN, our center can help you build – or rebuild – the relationship you and your partner both want by helping you identify issues in your relationship, build on the positive aspects of your relationship, facilitate improved communication and conflict resolution, and provide you with the tools to make the changes you want to see in your relationship.
Identifying Issues in a Relationship
A large part of being successful in couples’ counseling is being able to identify the issues in your relationship. Before you can begin making progress, you first need to understand what progress needs to be made, and this can be a struggle for many couples, especially when you consider the other responsibilities and daily stresses that take up your time and energy. If you’re going to commit to building a healthy relationship, however, you have to go through the motions of evaluating the unhealthy elements of your relationship. These can often include:
- Poor communication, ineffective communication, or not enough communication
- Prioritizing other areas of your life more than your relationship
- Relying on ineffective conflict resolution methods to “fix” your relationship
- Assuming that your partner is responsible for your relationship issues
Often times, the causes of relationship issues come down to some form of communication issue, and making sure that you and your partner know how to effectively communicate with one another will bring you several steps closer to growing and repairing your relationship.
Rebuild a Healthy Relationship with Couples’ Counseling
Choosing to visit a couples’ counselor to improve your relationship is no easy task, and going through the motions of rebuilding a healthy relationship is even more challenging. With the right support and a healthy commitment to improving your relationship, though, you’ll find that following the steps to improve your relationship is simpler than you’d imagine. At The International Center for the Attainment of Love and Joy, our couples’ therapist will walk you through the seven steps necessary for relationship growth, taking you through your challenges and utilizing your strengths along the way. If you’re looking for a couples’ counseling in Coon Rapids, Blaine, Spring Lake Park, Anoka, Andover or Ham Lake, Minnesota, call Laurie Grengs at (763) 572-2326 or toll-free at (877) 572-2326, or send an email to , and see for yourself the benefits of working with a couples counselor.