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Marriage and Family Issues

"You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them." - Desmond Tutu

Marriage and Family Issues

"You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them." - Desmond Tutu

Our families can be a wellspring of love, support, and hope in our lives. Some of our most precious memories come from time spent with family. From the deep intimacy of a grounded partnership, to the wisdom and structure of extended family, to the incredible joy of raising a child, families define our lives.

However, families can also be a source of frustration, strife, and anger. People don't always get along. Sometimes members of a family can be facing individual issues, and those issues and their symptoms can affect the rest of the family adversely. Whether financial issues, divorce and separation, or grief over the loss of a loved one, many issues can harm family dynamics and create problems.

At Four Stones Collaborative, we believe in the power of marriage and of family. Our goal is to help you restore harmony to your family dynamics through therapy, communication, and vulnerability. We know how powerful it can be to have a healthy marriage and family. After all, both those units are collaboratives - just like us. We work better together, and so will your family.

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At Four Stones Collaborative, we're able to help with all issues relating to marriages and family, including:

Marital Problems:

Every marriage goes through rough patches. From everyday disagreements about finances to more serious issues like infidelity or lack of intimacy, it's easy to feel a sense of hopelessness about your marriage. That things will never change and divorce is the only option. But things can change, and they can be better than ever. It will require partnership, determination, and communication, but it's always possible to right the ship.

Grief:

Death is a reality for all of us. But when a loved one passes on, it can be an immensely trying experience, especially if the death was unexpected. It's important to take inventory of our emotions and experience them fully. Repression or "bottling up" of these emotions can lead to further anxiety or depression in the future. Healthy processing of grief can often be aided by another party, and at Four Stones Collaborative, we have years of experience helping people through that process.

Parenting:

Children are one of the greatest joys in any parent's life, and also one of the greatest aggravations. There are times when parents face obstacles in parenting they don't know how to overcome, and outside help is required. Sometimes a child is struggling with their own issues of mental health. Sometimes the parent needs new wisdom to see a path forward. At Four Stones we'll stand beside you in your parental journey as you open up new pathways of communication and understanding with your children.

All other mental health issues can present themselves in unique ways when they surface in a family dynamic. At Four Stones Collaborative, we seek restoration for families and marriages, and we're committed to helping you face the issues that divide you and your loved ones. Don't hesitate to get in touch so that the healing process can begin. You're not alone!

If you or someone you know is struggling with Marriage and Family Issues