Marriage + Common-Law
Specializations

What is Marriage and Common-Law Counselling?

Marriage and common-law relationships can be a wild mixture of laughter, inside jokes, joy, tears, stress and frustration. Long-term and committed relationships take compromise, understanding and unwavering support. Our therapists can help long-term couples to uncover the root causes of conflict, improve communication and strengthen their relationship. The goal for marriage and common-law counselling may not always be to stay together. Our therapists can also facilitate these conversations with one or both partners.

Marriage + Common-Law counselling can help with:
  • Difficulties with communication like expressing needs, actively listening, resolving arguments and repairing form conflict
  • Exploring differences in personality, cultural beliefs or religious values
  • Coping with extended family and in-laws
  • Parenting or co-parenting and navigating differences in parenting styles or values
  • Blending families and addressing the complexities of step parenting and managing different schedules or parenting arrangements
  • Rebuilding trust after a betrayal or infidelity in the relationship
  • Managing finances, budgeting or coping with financial stress
  • Balancing household responsibilities and emotional labour
  • Adjusting to big life changes and transitions like a job loss or starting a new career, relocating, becoming empty-nesters, or retirement
  • Supporting a partner who is going through significant emotional and mental health challenges, physical changes like illness or pain, substance use, grief, loss or bereavement
  • Feeling a lack of connection or passion with a partner and emotional distance
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How does Marriage + Common-Law counselling work at Bliss?
  1. At Bliss, we believe your counselling should be as unique as you are. We’ll begin by getting you matched with a compassionate therapist, skilled in mediation!
  2. Then, you’ll get started with your initial session. During this appointment (virtual or in-person), you’ll share more about your concerns and expectations, as well as your personal and relationship histories. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the changes you want to make in your marriage.
  3. From here, you and your therapist will co-create a custom path with specific strategies and personalized interventions, designed to improve communication, foster emotional connection or address the challenges in your relationship! With a relationship expert by your side, you’ll learn conflict resolution strategies, ways to rebuild trust and intimacy, techniques for managing stress and a deeper awareness of yours and your partner’s needs.
  4. Sometimes in the marriage and common-law counselling, past traumas or attachment wounds may be activated. You may be encouraged to seek out individual therapy or to address and process these challenges when unresolved issues arise. Your therapist will work with you to overcome these and any other barriers, preventing you from building a stronger foundation for a long and fulfilling marriage.
Get started with Marriage + Common-Law counselling today.

You deserve to feel loved, respected and valued in your marriage! Let’s start today – a Bliss therapist is here and ready to help you get going. Simply fill out the form below book your initial session.

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