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4 Books Every Couple Should Read

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As couples therapists, we work with people who are focused on improving their relationships. While important work is done during our sessions, it’s limited to 50 minutes every 1-2 weeks. If you aren’t attending regular couples therapy sessions, but still want to work on your relationship, there are many books available to help couples learn new ways to examine and strengthen their relationships. These books describe philosophies, tools, and techniques that couples can also practice between counseling sessions.Here are 4 of my top picks of books to help you improve your marriage or relationship.The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship ExpertBy John M. Gottman PhD & Nan SilverJohn Gottman is a total rockstar in the couples counseling world and has done such extensive research that he has been able to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is a culminatio…

Want to work on your relationship outside of couples counseling? Head to the blog for 4 books to help you improve your marriage! (Link in profile) .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #couplestherapy #launchwellnessmember #austinmentalhealth #marriage #couplegoals #couplescounseling #austintherapist #therapy #counseling #marriagecounseling #marriagegoals #premaritalcounseling

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Premarital counseling helps you prepare for marriage and gives you a better chance of having a strong, healthy relationship. Head to the blog for 7 good reasons you should consider attending premarital counseling before the big day!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #austinmentalhealth #launchwellnessmember #couplegoals #austin #austintx #relationshipgoals #premarital #austinwedding #atxwedding #keepaustinwed #igaustintexas #bridals #atx

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7 Reasons You Should Do Premarital Counseling

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These days, planning for a wedding is a big deal, and the amount of money that goes into a the big day can be quite a lot! While many couples make it a priority to spend money on engagement parties, great food, flowers, music, a fancy Austin wedding venue, and more, they often overlook premarital counseling. It’s not really thought of as a necessary wedding planning expense.It’s funny... the whole reason you’re having a wedding in the first place is because of your relationship. You love each other, have committed to one another, and plan to spend your lives together. Above all else, the relationship is the most important piece. Yet, it gets overshadowed by all of the other tasks that come along with wedding planning.If you want a long-lasting marriage, premarital counseling is a reasonable and essential wedding planning expense. “Attend premarital counseling” really is a box that needs to be checked on that long list of wedding planning tasks. But instead of thinking of it as a task …

Therapy Myth Monday! There are many misconceptions about what therapy is all about. We hope to reveal the reality behind common myths.⠀ .⠀ Myth: My partner and I aren't married, so we shouldn't go to therapy. Truth: Learning to communicate with compassionate understanding, knowing your partner's needs, healing past hurts, determining growth areas, & building friendship & intimacy can be beneficial for all stages of your relationship, whether you're married or not.⠀ .⠀ #therapy #therapymyths #austinmentalhealth #launchwellnessmember #counseling #austintx #counselors #pin #LI

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Therapy Myth Monday! There are many misconceptions about what therapy is all about. We hope to reveal the reality behind common myths.⠀ .⠀ Myth: A therapist will just stare at me until I talk. Truth: The work done in therapy is collaborative, and success is largely determined by the relationship between you and your therapist. You want to find a therapist that you connect and feel comfortable with, even in the moments of silence.⠀ .⠀ #therapy #therapymyths #austinmentalhealth #launchwellnessmember #counseling #austintx #counselors #pin #LI

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"We chose to include the word relational in the name of our practice because it’s the cornerstone of the work we do. But what does it mean to be relational? How do you know if you’re relationally well?" Go to the blog to find out more! (Link in profile)⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #austinlife #austintxlife #austinliving #couplestherapy #austintx #austintexas #couplescounseling #couplestherapy #relationshipgoals #austinblogger #counselors #counseling #therapyaustin #therapylife #austinmentalhealth #launchwellnessmember

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