Become the Master of your Marriage

Marriage is fucking hard. I heard a quote recently where someone asked the secret to making marriage work. The response was, “We never wanted to get divorced at the same time.” Marriage can feel like a roller coaster. Then add the obstacles of children, work schedules and stress, and daily ups and downs and you may find yourself miles apart from your partner. What happened to the fun? What happened to the intimacy and connection? Where the hell did it go?

Did you know that 60% of problems between a couple are perpetual problems, meaning there is never any real resolution? Instead, the same problem keeps arising and you keep finding ways to argue and fight over it or find small, temporary fixes. When conflict continues to occur between a couple, it can quickly feel like you are against each other, a “you vs. me” mentality. The shift we are looking for is the mentality of “we vs. problem” where you and partner are united against any problem that comes your way. You can kick it around, consider options, and tackle the issue together as masters of your marriage.

It’s time to make your marriage the priority. It’s time to reconnect and reignite the fire that was once there. It is possible to salvage and repair what has been broken. There is hope.

If you are ready to improve communication, conflict resolution, and overall connection and friendship, then I am ready to start the journey with you. My goal is to help you and your partner rekindle the fun and fire that brought you together in the first place. I hope to offer a safe and supportive place to identify unhelpful dynamics that create conflict in the first place and provide you with tools and skills to shift towards a culture of respect and appreciation.

Whether you have been married for 2 months or 20 years, you and your partner are the most important person in each other’s lives. Call or email today to schedule a free 10-15 minute consult to learn more about becoming masters of your marriage.

About Tina Harrold

I started my social work career in 2009 as a peer support specialist for a community mental health agency. I have overcome my own personal challenges and wanted to share my experience with others. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with my Masters in Social Work (MSW). I was awarded my Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credentials in June 2019.

I have been married for 12 years and my husband is my best friend. We have had our fair share of ups and downs but the one constant has been the deep respect and friendship we have for each other. I turn towards my husband for support, humor, and ideas as I truly want his input and value his feedback. It has taken years for us to reach this point in our marriage and we both had to make significant changes individually. I am a huge believer in therapy and still regularly attend individual therapy to keep working on myself. There is no shame in needing or wanting help.

“Happy marriages are based on deep friendship… [and] a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company.” – John Gottman, founder of the Gottman Method, quoted from “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.”