Supercharge Your Relationship and Save Your Marriage with Marriage Therapy

It should come as no surprise to learn that divorce is on the rise. Just recently, a study published by Statistics SA shared some startling global figures revealing that 50% of marriages end in divorce. While America is currently leading the way on the map of matrimonial woes, South Africa is not very far behind.

What are the reasons?

While there are many factors at play, what it ultimately boils down to is lack of communication, high expectations, religious beliefs, lack of intimacy and finances.

Whoever said that marriage is easy… clearly has never been married! Unfortunately, what the fairy-tales don’t always tell you is that relationships take work, hard work. And while the grass always seems greener in other people’s lives, not many couples actually discuss the amount of work they put into their marriage to keep their flame alive. While marriage can certainly be a fairy-tale, every fairy-tale has obstacles and challenges. Even the happiest marriages in the world experience their own set of challenges and obstacles – it’s how they tackle their obstacles and nurture their relationship that makes their marriage a success.

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences” – Dave Meurer

How Marriage Therapy Can Help Your Relationship

The goal of marriage therapy isn’t to find a loser or a winner – it’s to guide and arm couples with the right tools to both shed their destructive habits and make their relationship work. A saving grace to couples who want to better their relationship, marriage therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for couples to freely express their emotions while in the presence of a licensed marriage therapist.

Nowadays, a huge issue facing many modern-day marriages is a lack of communication and negotiation skills, and by helping couples to identify, understand and disclose their problems, unresolved feelings and painful emotions – couples learn to communicate and express how they feel without feeling judged or embarrassed. Marriage therapy also teaches couples how to be more emotionally available to each other, how to make healthier compromises and even argue in a more constructive way. Ultimately, marriage therapy can help couples rise above their troubles and eliminate obstacles, challenges and destructive behaviours.

Learn How to Communicate and Compromise with Dr Tienie Maritz

A long, healthy and happy marriage doesn’t just happen; a healthy and happy relationship takes two people to make it work! If you believe your marriage is worth fighting for then turn to Dr Tienie Maritz for marriage therapy.

Situated in Pretoria and in practice for over twenty years, Dr Tienie Maritz is a renowned psychologist at the forefront of relationship therapy, family and divorce mediation, behavioural treatment and marriage counselling. Taking great pride in empowering couples to learn how to communicate and compromise – he is one of the few marriage therapists that offer both favourable medical aid rates and easy payment terms for those who are not on medical aid.

Contact us today, because it’s never too late to supercharge your relationship and save your marriage.