Marriage Counseling: The Empty Nest Needs Adjustment
Sometimes when a couple enters into a new stage of their relationship it can become very difficult to maintain an open and healthy line of communication. This was why J. had reached me, searching for an Online Relationship Expert service.
J. and her husband had been married for about 21 years.
“I am trying to figure out how to communicate better with my husband" - was the opening sentence.
J. explained how her relationship had been closer with their children although her husband did seem to enjoy spending time with them as well. Since her children had gone off to college the couple relationship had become strained.
“Something sets it off and it just escalates from there. Usually it’s something silly like ‘Why did I only get $30.00 worth of gas instead of filling it up?’ He just gets on the computer and I don’t think he realizes how much he is on it.
I J. an alternative to empty-nest syndrome for her to consider, looking at another theoretical ground and potential explanation: the Push-Pull theory. Generally speaking the concept holds that most deviations from a relationship is not because the person is being pulled (attracted) to a new circumstance or a relationship but mainly because he or she perceives that they are being pushed away from their current one. They may be in a need to transform a relationship...
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Sometimes when a couple enters into a new stage of their relationship it can become very difficult to maintain an open and healthy line of communication skills.
Marriage Counseling was recommended and accepted; as always, good assessment became the key to a workable solution that helped this marriage relationship to go again into harmony.