Couples & Marriage Counseling

“Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.”

-Max Lucado

Marriage and couples counseling in Kansas City

The avoidance of conflict is a major predictor of divorce.

Why? Because conflict is inevitable and the avoidance of it in relationships tends to make the issues bigger. This, in turn, creates more issues that need to be addressed. Overwhelming! And unnecessary!

Many people avoid discussing conflictual topics because they don’t want to fight.

The good news is having conflict in any type of relationship is perfectly normal. Why is this good news?

For starters, you can be assured that the presence of conflict itself does not make any relationship bad or “wrong”. Further, it gives each and every couple the opportunity to improve and enhance their relationship. According to John Gottman, a leading research scientist on marriage and family, a couple’s ability to manage conflicts helps create a lasting relationship.

Schedule Today

If you are ready to step out of combat with your spouse/partner, and use conflict as a catalyst to achieve a more satisfying relationship, make an appointment today.

Schedule Appointment