Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between the quality of marriages and the children’s wellbeing. Generally, if the quality of the marriage is positive then so will the wellbeing of the children and vice versa. If you love your children and are concerned with their wellbeing, then the best gift you could give them is to do marriage therapy. Couples therapy not only enhances the connection between you and your spouse, but it also improves the way you cooperate to be more effective in parenting your children.
How Can the Quality of a Marriage Affect Children’s Wellbeing?
There is no doubt that the quality of a marriage affects the wellbeing of children in one way or another. As a Marriage and Family Therapist based in Dubai, I see how the quality of the parental marriage spills over into my adult clients. When I assess the attachment history of my clients, I see how their parent’s marriages determine what kind of behaviors, thoughts and values they develop as adults. Clients who have learned as children through their family history that marriage is an arena of conflict and zero safety grow up to have attachment issues. Also, clients who have been raised as children in a single parent household with divorce usually grow up with abandonment issues. Moreover, clients usually repeat the negative of patterns they saw as children happening between their parents in their own marriages. Studies have shown that a bad marriage can negatively affect the physical and mental wellbeing of children. Children witnessing marital hostility could develop aggressive and disruptive anti-social behaviors. This could lead to social and academic problems at school. It could also affect the level of anxiety and self-esteem of children. Therefore, growing up with two happily married parents is definitely much better for the wellbeing of children.
How Marriage Therapy and Couples Therapy Benefits Children?
Scientific evidence suggests that family counseling and couples counseling improves communication and conflict resolution skills between couples, which results in a more stable and stress-free home environment for children. Marriage therapy and couples therapy also help reduce divorce rates and running the risk of having children raised in a single parent household and missing out on the other parent. Since having a healthy marriage is essential for children’s wellbeing, effective marriage and family therapy aids parents to develop more positive interactions with one another. In couples therapy, parents learn important skills such as active listening and emotional self-regulation. Children need parents to be safe attachment figures for them, whereby they can go to for comfort. Therefore, couples counseling helps parents become more balanced and emotionally available for their children.
Do Marriage Counseling and Couples Therapy Now
If you are finding it difficult to be closer to your partner, then now is the time to be proactive and get engaged in couples counseling and couples’ therapy. Marriage and family therapy help you strengthen your relationship and become better parents for your children. It is important to understand that involving an experienced, caring, and non-judgmental couples’ therapist can make a huge difference. As a Marriage and Family Therapist based in Dubai, I work with couples from all over the world to overcome the challenges they face in their relationship. Marriage counseling in Dubai and Couples therapy in Dubai are extremely effective. So, if you are searching for a professional and a highly qualified marriage counselor and couple’s therapist that is an ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) in Dubai, to help you get through your difficult times, please reach out to me. I meet my clients face to face in my office in Dubai or do marriage and family counseling online via zoom. So, if you are anywhere in the world and feel like speaking to a Family and Couples Counselor and doing couples therapy at the convenience of your home, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp me on 00971502369395.