Unhappiness in marriage produces an unhappy family. That then means that this continues beyond the immediate time and into future generations. Therefore, doing the hard work of repairing a marriage results in overall improvement, extending beyond the immediate family and into the workplace and life in general.
People in a marriage do not set out to hurt or to be hurt by their partner/spouse with their words or behaviors. Yet it happens. When I see that each person is willing to be open to the possibility of repairing the damage and making the changes necessary to move forward in a more amicable way, I feel very satisfied and hopeful. Marriage counseling is very hard work for all involved. Yet with the desire to change and recommit, it is worth all of the effort.
More often than not I tend to work with couples who have been married a short time (2 years or less) or they are empty-nest couples who are trying to transition to the new way of life and identities. However, I certainly have worked with many who are in other stages of marriage.
The first step is to have the courage to call me, a complete stranger, and set up and appointment to see me and discuss what is not working in your marriage. I will talk with you via phone for a few minutes and respond to your questions and concerns. They we will work to find a mutually-agreed-upon time to meet.