Marriage is a unique and powerful bond between two people, and when it’s in trouble, it can be hard to know what to do. While marriage therapy can be daunting, it can also be a valuable tool for helping couples to reconnect and rebuild their relationship. In this blog post, we will look at two good reasons to consider marriage therapy as a way to save your marriage.
Happier marriages lead to longer life
It has been scientifically proven that people who are in happy marriages live longer and healthier lives. Studies have found that couples who rate their marriage as “very happy” are more likely to remain healthy overall. This means that having a happy marriage can actually lead to a longer life.
Studies also suggest that couples in happy marriages also have lower levels of stress and anxiety, which is a major contributor to heart disease and other health problems. When both partners in a marriage are able to communicate openly and honestly with each other, it can lead to reduced stress levels and better overall health.
Study conducted by the University of Michigan indicated that unhappily married couples are at risk of chronic illness and shortened lifespan by approximately four to eight years. We believe this is because an overabundance of strife and apathy in such relationships gradually damages a person's health. Being in a happy marriage also increases the likelihood of engaging in physical activity and eating healthy foods, both of which are important components of maintaining good physical health.
Happy marriage, happier kids
The positive effects of a happy marriage go beyond the couple, and extend to the entire family. Children of happy marriages tend to experience higher self-esteem and have better social skills than those from divorced families. They are more likely to do well in school and less likely to engage in delinquent behavior.
Research has also found that children who grow up in happy marriages have a greater sense of security and optimism about the world. This secure environment helps them to develop and grow emotionally and socially, which can lead to greater success in life.
When parents are content in their relationship, children benefit from the atmosphere of trust and love. Children learn how to trust others and form healthy relationships when they witness their parents treating each other with respect and support.
How to you know if you're happy
If you're in a marriage that is fairly stable but you're not sure if it's healthy or toxic, check out our blog here to find out the signs. And if you believe you and your partner are struggling in having a happy marriage. Marriage therapy can help.
Marriage therapy can provide insight into how to better express love, recognize each other’s individual needs, and find new ways to strengthen the bond between each other. Additionally, therapy can provide helpful tips for handling stress, avoiding conflict, and providing support during difficult times.
Here at Blue Oak Counseling Services, we can help support and guide you and your partner in variety of marriage problems. Working with one of our couple therapists, can strengthen and improve your overall happiness in your marriage. Contact us today to speak with one of our caring providers.