Bethlehem Marriage Counseling


Bethlehem Marriage Counseling: Building a Stronger Relationship

Call to schedule: (484) 241-2848.

The famous psychologist, Dr. John Gottman has studied marriages for decades. He identifies four key factors within a marriage that may ultimately lead to a divorce. He calls them "the four horsemen of the marriage apocalypse," and they include...

  1. Criticism: attacking the person instead of the problem.
  2. Contempt: disrespect and superiority.
  3. Defensiveness: excusing our behavior instead of taking responsibility for it.
  4. Stonewalling: Denying, minimizing, or avoiding problems.

Another key finding to Dr. Gottman's research is that couples who are currently experiencing the these difficulties can become aware of the harm they bring and change. Many marriages face rocky roads that could end their relationship, but many couples are able to work through their problems, often with the help of a marriage counselor.

Whether your most important relationship is in trouble, or you want to protect a good thing, know that the Thriveworks counselors in Bethlehem, PA offer marriage counseling.


Common Marital Difficulties

If you’re reading this, and if your marriage is in trouble, you’re not alone. Today, almost 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and a higher number of marriages are experiencing emotional divorce. 

Consider the following common marriage issues:

  • Problems with communication
  • Anger / temper problems
  • Un-forgiveness
  • Dependency /Co-dependancy
  • Jealousy
  • Adultery
  • Overburdened schedules

In addition, criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling may be agitating these difficulties. They can can feel overwhelming, and many couples have found that marriage counseling  helped them resolve/overcome important relationship problems.

If you’re interested in starting marriage counseling, give Thriveworks Bethlehem a call. We would be happy to talk with you about your counseling goals, and we offer high-quality care without waiting lists (in fact, most couples are offered a first appointment within 48 hours of their call to Thriveworks).  

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (484) 241-2848.