Marriage is not an easy process. Married couples may face challenges in their marriages at some point of their lives. Marital problems may arise due to a variety of reasons such as communication breakdown, differing expectations, financial pressures, work stress, intimacy issues, third party involvement, or parenting challenges. If marital problems remain unresolved, couples can become more resentful towards each other, making your journey together through life arduous. If there are children in the marriage, children too, can be impacted if their parents are unable to resolve their marital issues in a healthy and constructive manner.
However, you and your spouse do not have to navigate these challenges alone. Counsellors are at hand to provide additional support for your relationship. Whether you are facing difficulties adjusting to life as newly-weds, or tackling long-standing problems in your marriage, couples can benefit from counselling at any point in their relationship. Counsellors can provide insight and skills to improve how you and your spouse relate to each other on various matters.
If you and/or your spouse would like to talk to a trained counsellor, you may use our online counselling services.
Alternatively, you may also get face-to-face professional help at a Family Service Centre (FSC). You can find your nearest FSC here: https://www.msf.gov.sg/dfcs/familyservice/.
If you are interested in attending a marriage education or support programme, you may find a list of Ministry of Family and Social Development (MSF)-approved providers at this website: https://www.msf.gov.sg/policies/Marriages/Pages/Marriage-Counselling.aspx