Robin Newman is a licensed clinical social worker and owner of the Huntington Relationship Center in Long Island, NY.

A relationship (of any kind) goes through many phases, and it’s obvious for it to have a few rough patches. The strength of a relationship is reflected in how couples deal with rough patches & move ahead.

Individual counseling is meant to help people with emotional & other mental health issues which can range in severity / intensity. The main aim is to modify the problems at hand & enhance the quality of life for the person.

If a couple fails to communicate, it has a trickle down effect on children. Therapy helps by teaching & coaching the family system (as a whole) on how to speak & be heard, how to listen & understand what the other is trying to say.

Marriage is a serious endeavor to take on. It’s important to learn the skills that you need to be heard and listened to, as well learn how to listen to your partner. This way both are satisfied in making the commitment to the other.

My approach towards marriage counseling is not only oriented towards solving the problems the couple is facing with each other, but to revive the feeling of love and affection they have towards each other.

Most couples who begin a divorce are unprepared & often not on the same page. It’s this lack of preparedness/readiness for a divorce that causes marriages to end prematurely or to deteriorate into competitive contests.

Part of our problem is in how we may have been brought up. We don’t always know better, but equipped with the right knowledge, we can break our learned behaviors and have a better quality of life through better relationships.