…and the next thing you know, your health is a mess.
According to a number of studies coming out over the past couple of years, bad marriages have bad consequences for our health. Our heart health, specifically.
Here’s how it works. Marital problems cause stress, stress raises blood pressure, high blood pressure causes heart attacks.
So if your marriage is not working so well, you’re just going to have to do something about it. Divorce is one option. It’s the best option for many people. But many times the best option is to work on making your relationship better. And that means getting professional help.
And in that case there’s good news:
couples therapy can fix all this. Yes! Really!
It can help you discover why your gears are grinding and give you the tools to prevent that.
You’ll be able to talk without fighting, and make decisions together without wanting to kill each other, or kill yourselves.
You’ll be able to get closer to each other, to have more intimacy and better sex.
All these things happen routinely as outcomes of couples therapy.
So please, don’t put up with a relationship that’s full of anger, anxiety, depression, and stress. Do your hearts a favor. Both your real blub-dub-blub-dub hearts and your romantic hearts. Get some help, dammit. Why suffer?