Hurdles and issues in a marriage are a normal and accepted part of life. However, some of these problems may escalate and become serious, which may cause distress and unhappiness within the relationship, with the possibility of divorce. It may seem like both people are trying to resolve these issues but things are simply not improving. In this case, marriage counselling may be a valid option to explore.
While many people don't see counselling as necessary or may be too uncomfortable to share their problems with a third party, it is worth considering the possible benefits this may bring into the marriage and decide if it is something you and your partner need.
Physical intimacy is important for sustaining a marriage. Studies show that 88.2% of Australian men and 79.5% of women claim that an active sex life is important for personal well being. Lack of sex in a marriage can result in bitterness, one party feeling rejected and unloved and many other issues. If you and your spouse have been struggling to get that spark back in the marriage, speaking to a sex counsellor can help both of you work through this issue.
Being a teenager can be tough, but if you are all different to the norm this is intensified. Therefore, it's not surprising that many transgender teens struggle with depression and anxiety, as not only are many of them struggling with internal issues, they can also easily become the victims of bullying and cruel taunts by peers that don't understand transgenderism.
If your teenager has recently come out to you as transgender, there is a chance that he or she is suffering from some amount of depression or anxiety or both.