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Building a Strong Martial Bond after the Storm

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Building A Strong Marital Bond After The Storm


With a significant number of marriages ending in divorce, many couples are learning the hard way that they need to put in extra work to stay happily married. Most start hopeful and idealistic believing that love is enough to stand the test of differences and other realities of life. As the marriage endures many challenges, a large number of couples struggle to stay strong. Many soon realize that they need help in the face of differences and other harsh realities of life.

What will it be for you and your spouse? “When the going gets tough,” what choices will you make? A smart suggestion: seek out a marriage counselor to help you build a strong marital bond after the storm.


Your Spouse is Not Perfect

The day you have your first major conflict with your spouse is also the day you will realize that your husband or wife is not perfect. When reality bites and with repeated clashes, your feelings may push you to stop finding satisfaction in your marriage The worst thing that can happen is when you lose your affection for each other to be replaced with emotions of frustration and despair, which may turn to anger and hate when conflicts are not resolved.

If you want to build a strong bond in the face of trials, you need to nurture your love and affection between you and your spouse. This is important because your love for each other can be the driving force behind your desire to make the marriage work and last.


Surefire Ingredients for Conflicts

Couples can’t perpetually avoid conflicts. These are normal events that happen between individuals and more so for those who constantly interact together. It is never easy to resolve discords between couples because this kind of relationship is emotionally packed.

Marriages are often crammed with all the necessary ingredients to brew a conflict. Start with having dissimilar personalities and breeding, clashing opinions, and different parenting styles. Add a dash of domestic issues and separate social lives outside the home. Spice up the brew with eccentricities and normal, but stressful rigors of domestic life. It is a perfect recipe for conflict.


The Flip Side of the Coin

Not every marriage collapses when marital discords are involved. There are unions that didn’t just survive discords; there are spouses whose marital bonds even became stronger when they resolved their conflicts together. You want to be like them. You can work it out with your wife or husband by bringing in help in the person of an unbiased counselor to guide in the peaceful resolution of your conflicts.

With marital conflicts being emotionally charged, your objective mind (and even family members or friends who want to help), may easily be shrouded by biases. Finding an expert who can help you see an unprejudiced way to restore your broken trust and respect as you resolve your conflicts is a smart and practical strategy. This is what Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina can help you with. With our experienced and licensed counselors, therapists and psychologists, we help strengthen marital bonds, one marriage at a time.

Confidential / Private Sessions

Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services  -Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

Counties: Wake County NC

Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC, Apex NC

Zip Codes: 27501, 27502, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27592

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC
602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 624-6973 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC