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Easing Overwhelm in Marriage with Counseling

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Easing Overwhelm in Marriage with Counseling


Many couples consider marriage as an opportunity to “settle down,” believing that it will be a source of positive emotions as it provides them love, happiness, hope, comfort, and safety. It is commonly understood that it can also bring about changes in the many facets of their lives. The impact of being responsible for another human being’s happiness and health, however, may not hit them right away. As the weight of tremendous duties and responsibilities increases, and as challenges rock the union, a couple can become overwhelmed.

Emotional overwhelm isn’t a small challenge to ignore, personally or in a marriage. It can contribute to the meltdown of a once strong union. With understanding and commitment, and with the help of a counselor, nonetheless, overwhelm in marriage can be eased.  


The Vulnerable Marriage

Overwhelming emotions can flood your marriage, as it is shaken by various challenges, from financial matters to individual and parenting differences that can breed conflict. The heaviness of the challenges and responsibilities escalate as children are added into the equation, and as more issues enter the picture.

If you or your spouse, or both of you, lack emotional preparedness, all these can take a toll on your marriage. If there is a lack of skill in resolving conflicts and regulating your emotions, along with pressures/responsibilities mounting, overwhelm can begin to set in your marriage.


Is Your Marriage Showing Signs of Overwhelm?

The signs of overwhelm may manifest at any time in your marriage. With the birth of children and the ensuing parenting and financial challenges, responsibilities can intensify. With work challenges and the desire to bring in more to the family resources, work or career-related issues can further fuel negative emotions.

When in this situation and lacking emotional preparedness, you or your spouse can shy away from one another. This can mean seeking companions outside marriage, constant irritability, avoidance of doing tasks, endless conflicts and arguments, etc. In the end, an overwhelmed marriage can result in your both thinking or acting in total indifference for each other’s welfare and well-being.


In Search of Marital Bliss

Marriage can be blissful, so don’t let responsibilities, challenges and other issues change your view of it. The “perfect marriage” might be an illusion, but the happiness it can give you and your spouse is real. Overwhelm can enter any marriage, but just because it happened doesn’t mean you have to let it ruin your union. Protect and keep your marriage resilient against overwhelm, or save it from the emotional crisis with marriage counseling. Let an experienced marriage counselor independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC help you.

Don’t let go of your dreams as a couple or be disenchanted by marital challenges. The experienced counselors/therapists independently contracted with CCS – Pinehurst are here to help you proactively sustain the health of your union and address individual and marital overwhelm. Call today!

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, Hoke County, Chatham County

Areas: Pinehurst NC, West End NC, Taylortown NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Jackson Springs NC, Foxfire NC, Candor NC, Norman NC, Ellerbe NC, Rockingham NC

Zip Codes: 27281, 27376, 28315, 28347, 28350, 28373, 28374, 28387, 28388, 28394

Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
Insurance: BCBSTricare Prime/Select, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Robin Caswell, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 5+), Individuals, Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, ADHD, ODD, Trauma/PTSD, LGBTQ, Self-Harm, Military Family Life, Mood Disorders, OCD, Phobias
Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare and Cash
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Location: Pinehurst, NC

Counseling Information

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: 910-420-3600 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
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  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

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Carolina Counseling Services – Pinehurst, NC

45 Dowd Circle Suite 5
PinehurstNC 28374

Our Mailing Address:

PO BOX 9909
Fayetteville, NC 28311