Does Couples Counseling Work?

Are You Dissatisfied With Your Relationship or Marriage?

You feel lonely, anxious or invisible around your partner.

You long for more attention, affection or closeness.

Your communication become tense or volatile or, alternatively, nonexistent.

You’re nostalgic for how it used to be with your partner, when you adored, respected and valued each other.

It can feel painful, frustrating and lonely to be in a relationship that is full of conflict, silently strained or disconnected. Your relationship likely began with a strong foundation that weakened over time. But now, the negative patterns of related may have become entrenched. You feel stuck, confused and are no longer willing to live the way you have been. You are seeking a couples or marriage counselor in hopes that you can get your relationship back on track. We can help. Learn about the PACT Approach.

Common Problems That May Be Bringing You into Couples or Marriage Therapy

Unresolved Conflict

Like many couples, the inability to resolve conflict in a loving way may be bringing you to couples therapy. You may have the same fights over and over. You can’t find common ground. The tension may be unbearable at times

Feelings of Love Are Weak or Non-existent

Or, perhaps the intimacy in your relationship has faded away and not it feels like you behave more like “roommates” than a couple. The love may have withered away.

Sexual Or Intimacy Problems 

Your sex life may have deteriorated to the point where it is no longer enjoyable. One or both of you are not satisfied. Your sexual needs or desires do not seem to match one another.

A Betrayal or Affair Recovery

Or, it could be an infidelity that has broken your trust. Your relationship is in crisis and you don’t know if you will make it through this.

Whatever your specific situation, you’ve decided you want help. You want to save your relationship. If you don’t so something soon, you may fear that you are headed towards separation or divorce.

Relationship Therapy Can Help You Reconnect & Make Your Relationship Stronger

If you and your partner are committed to improving your relationship, counseling with couples therapist, Dr. Susan Orenstein can be extremely beneficial.

Through marriage counseling you and your partner can regain a sense of love, connection, and confidence. You will come to listen and understand one another both inside and outside of the therapy office.

Our goal is for you to “graduate” from relationship counseling when having become relationship experts. We want you to know how to nurture and sustain a healthy relationship so that you can continue to grow together after our therapy sessions are over.

Couples And Marriage Counseling Can Create More Understanding And Intimacy

During couples counseling, Susan will help you stop the destructive patterns within your relationship. Eliminating the hurtful ways you and your partner relate can make room for seeing your partner in a new way, increase loving behaviors and improve your communication.

You can develop new ways to discuss sensitive or difficult topics.  You will listen to each other better and have more shared understanding.

Strong, Happy Individuals Have More Fulfilling Relationships

As you learn more about yourselves as a couple, you will also begin to better understand yourselves as individuals. You can identify your own needs and learn how to express them more honestly and respectfully.

You can become a stronger and happier person, while increasing intimacy in your relationship. Having two emotionally healthy individuals who can share, confide and nurture each other is the best recipe for sustaining a healthy relationship.

Although you may be feeling hopeless right now, with guided support and a willingness to change, it is possible to re-build your relationship and have it be even better than it was before.

We have seen couples teetering on the brink of break-up recommitted and connected just a few months later.

We provide services in the Raleigh-Cary metropolitan area. If you have further questions about couples counseling, we invite you to call our office for a 15-minute free consultation. We can discuss any questions or concerns you may have and discuss how couples or marriage therapy can help improve your relationship.

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Orenstein Solutions welcomes diversity in our practice.

Our clinicians see heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, and transgender adults across the lifespan, and works with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds with a variety of religious beliefs and sexual/relationship orientations. Our office is located in Cary, NC.



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