You’ve created this great family, but you’re not happy. Instead, you are overwhelmed, burned out, and irritable. You really want to stop feeling so angry at your partner all the time. But you feel like you’ve tried everything and don’t know what is left to do. Telling your spouse again and again what you need isn’t helping. In fact, it actually makes the problems worse. You are at the end of your rope but aren’t sure if you want a divorce.
You think you know what would help if you could just find room in your day for yourself. When your kids are at school, you try to get caught up on work. And before you know it, it’s time for pick up and carpool. What would it be like to take an hour out of your day to really figure out what you need in your life?
What is relationship counseling for one?
That’s where relationship counseling for women comes in. I help women who want to create a life of less stress and more joy but are tired of waiting for their husband or kids to change. We work together to find constructive ways to not let others mood and behavior determine your happiness and worth. And sometimes this means doing less, not more.
Your first act of being less responsible for others is not having to drag your husband to counseling. Your relationship and stress can improve even if he doesn’t come with you. I get that I’m inviting you to try something different when you feel like you’ve tried everything. And I promise it doesn’t mean you are going to take all the blame for any relationship problems, just your part.
Are you interested in working with a counselor or therapist?
You could continue to go on like this, stuck in your head, and trying to decide what to do next. Or you can carve out an hour for yourself to determine how to better meet your own needs. Schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation with me. And find out if working with a counselor near will help you reduce stress and increase clarity on what you want for the future of your marriage.
Note: In addition to working with women who want to reduce stress and connect better with their husbands, I’m also available for consultation about your other relationships, including kids, work, family, and yourself. Counseling for women is available in my Independence office, but I also see clients who reside in surrounding cities of Greater Kansas City such as Blue Springs, Grain Valley, and Lee’s Summit.