Although you and your spouse might have problems communicating, he or she could be reluctant to attend marriage counseling with you. In many instances, it is possible to convince a spouse of the importance of going. If your spouse has refused to attend counseling with you, here are some tips for possibly convincing him or her.
Address the Reason for the Refusal
One of the first steps you can take when your spouse is refusing to go to counseling is to find out why he or she is saying no.
While you may not feel that you are anxious or depressed enough to seek counseling, there are signs that indicate you may be suffering when you don't have to. If you have lost motivation for activities you used to love, or if you don't really feel like hanging out with friends, you may be struggling with depression without even realizing it. When you find yourself taking deep breaths throughout the day or getting upset over the smallest things, you could also benefit from getting your anxiety under better control.