The Advice of a Professional Marriage Counselor

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Each marriage is unique in its own way. This means that there are no general rules or advice on how to overcome marriage problems. However, there are several issues that appear to be quite common for married couples. The best way to overcome these problems is to discuss them with a couple counselor. But, in order for the therapy to be effective, you need to be familiar with the most common methods and techniques for overcoming common marriage hardships.

Financial struggle

Do you remember your marriage vows? “For better for worse… For richer for poorer” The stress associated with money can be overwhelming. However, as long as you don’t keep secrets from your spouse in regard to your financial situation, you will definitely find a way to overcome this challenge together. By keeping important information from your spouse, you only make the situation worse. Be sincere and let your spouse know that you’re in a difficult situation. A marriage counselor can help you break the news with as little drama as possible.

Challenging children

All parents love their children. However, children can often come between a husband and wife. As a married couple, you must know how to differentiate your feelings between your children and your spouse. And, don’t be surprised when I tell you that your spouse should always come before your children. This may sound rough, but if you want your marriage to succeed, then follow this advice.


This is perhaps one of the most common problems for married couples. We may not sleep with other people, but we’re all guilty of being unfaithful when it comes to the way we share resources, priorities, attention, and time. The best way to overcome this hardship is to woo your spouse all over again. Make it clear that he/she is your main priority.

Marriage is tough, and sometimes it takes a little effort to make it work. However, there are no challenges that you and your spouse can’t overcome together. But, in order to makes sure that you will make the right decisions, consider seeing a couple counselor.

Debra Stern & Associates is located in Oak Park, IL, and we offer professional couple counseling. For more information, contact us at (773) 525-7942.