Relationship and Marriage Counseling All Couples and Marriages require work and are bound to face challenges of all sizes. Simple, everyday stressors can strain an intimate relationship, and major sources of stress like: money problems, addictions, health concerns, family life cycle events, and intimacy issues may threaten the stability of the relationship. As long as each partner is willing to address the issues at hand and participate in developing solutions, most relationship problems are manageable, but when challenges are left unaddressed, tension mounts, poor habits develop, and the health and longevity of the relationship are in jeopardy. Marital and couple relationships offer wonderful benefits. They help to inspire us, ground us, and integrate our lives and life purpose. But no serious relationship is without its challenges. Various challenges can put a significant strain on a couple. The effort to work through your specific problems and issues will either strengthen your connection to each other or it will push you apart from each other. All depends on how you handle the challenges you face. The more common sources of marital and relationship problems include: money, childrearing, stress, busy schedules, poor communications, intimacy issues, and bad habits. When such problems start to overwhelm your marriage, a counselor can be highly useful to find a perspective that motivates cooperation and problem solving. As a relationship counselor working with couples and family groups, Mr. Cole is able to work with issues around mental illness and psychological distress within the context of the family system. He provides counseling services in several different areas including premarital counseling, relationship counseling, separation and divorce counseling. He works with issues surrounding addiction, finances, health challenges, old relationship habits, communication problems, family life cycle events and stressors that undermine the stability and security of a relationship. Fortunately, most relationship problems can be solved, improved upon or at least made manageable in the short run. Even if only one partner is consciously trying to change, this change can bring a shift in the dynamic of the relationship, which can bring positive results. Contact Herb Cole using the form on this page to begin your journey toward resolving problems and reducing the stressors brought about by the challenges you are facing as a couple.