My husband and I have been married 17 years and in recent years had been hitting the same wall of not understanding each other resulting in defensive behaviour, anger, frustration and indifference.
The future certainly didn’t look bright and with the prospect of our two sons leaving home, neither of us were sure if we wanted to continue with our marriage.
We had sought other marriage counselling earlier in our marriage and although it had helped to some extent, it hadn’t got to the nub of the problem. We decided to seek Stephen’s help and went with an open mind and a sense of relief that we were, at least, doing something about the problems we faced.
Over the course of six months, Stephen saw us both together and separately. We grew to trust him and his methods. In the beginning, we could park our problems with him and give ourselves a rest from the nagging feeling that our marriage was doomed with the resulting sense of fear for the future.
Stephen’s methods are subtle, yet illuminating.
He’s kind and funny and a great listener. He explains why we behave the way we do. He points out the marked differences between men and women. He gives you tools to cope with the challenges of marriage and how to nurture it.
There are ‘light bulb’ moments but mostly his approach is subtle and so long as you are prepared to listen and act – you will fix your marriage.
I know, because, my husband and I are now looking forward to a bright future. We want to be together and build on the life we’ve created.
Thank you so much, Stephen.