Marriage / Premarital
In simple terms, adultery, also known as cheating, infidelity, or having an affair, is the act of being sexually or emotionally unfaithful in marriage. This is not to ignore cases of emotional unfaithfulness which can have similar devastating even when the relationship was never “physical”. An affair can come as a shock and leave you feeling confused, hopeless, and most of all betrayed by a person you trusted more than anyone else. This feeling of betrayal and shock can leave you questioning where to go from here.
Affair and Trauma Recovery
Two of the most challenging problems all marriages face is when an affair and trauma has been experienced. Both, affair and Trauma, rupture trust and undermine the very foundation on which committed relationships are built.
If you have experienced adultery, you are not alone. Research published in the Journal of Research and Personality (Buss & Shackelford) found that 30%-60% of marriages experience infidelity at some point. While these statistics can seem shocking, adultery does not need to be the fate of your relationship.
Betrayal Spouse/Partner Care (Partner Relational Trauma)
We understand trauma betrayal wounds – the pain, confusion, anger, disbelief, distress, hurt, insecurity, fear, uncertainty, anxiety, as well as the loss of relational safety and stabilization.
Our NorthPoint counselors can help parents and families address problems in a healthy manner and develop more enjoyable fulfilling relationships.
Families come to family counseling to prevent problems from occurring in the future and some come to solve current problems or heal from past family wounds.
Have you ever thought “Time-outs just don’t work for my child”? Is all of that stomping, yelling and thrashing starting to wear you out? Is time out becoming more of a hassle than a help?
Parenting, though rewarding, may still be one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of a parent’s life. Let’s face it, tending to the needs of an infant or child’s daily needs is taxing.
NorthPoint premarital counseling provides couples with the right tools to grow and build a strong marriage.
NorthPoint Marriage counseling is designed to help couples build strong marriages- Marriages that last a lifetime utilizing The Gottman Method.
On your wedding day, you had hopes for a happy, life enhancing marriage, and we believe that despite the rising divorce rate you can still fulfil that dream— even if your marriage has started to show signs of trouble. We believe, an accurate assessment of your marriage (strengths and growth areas) can help any couple build a stronger union.
As we all know, any healthy relationship require work and is bound to face challenges both large and small. Simple, everyday stressors can strain an any relationship, and as such, any major sources of stress will often threaten the stability of the relationship.
We believe if each partner in the relationship is willing to address the issue at hand and participate in developing a workable solution, most relationship problems are manageable. But when challenges are left unaddressed, tension mounts, poor habits develop, and the health and longevity of the relationship will be in jeopardy.
All couples argue sometimes, but when insults, criticisms, intimidation, threats, defensiveness, humiliation, contempt, and/or stonewalling (preventing talking it out) takes place, the marital relationship enters the realm of “emotional abuse.”
“Signs of emotional or psychological abuse are often more subtle and harder to recognize than those of physical abuse, although the psychological impact of emotional abuse is likely to be as severe as or worse than that of physical abuse.”