Throughout life, our personal and family relationships give us both joy and challenges. During a low period, a couple may be cold, distant, argue frequently, and may even contemplate separating. These stages can be short-term, lasting a few weeks at a time, or can be long-term phases that last years. Similarly, problems in your family can affect all areas of family member’s lives. You and your loved ones might notice trouble cropping up at work, at school, or in everyday interactions with other people. When it seems that the issues in your family are too big for you to handle and they aren’t getting better on their own, it may be a good decision to see a counselor. It’s a very efficient way to find new ways to manage struggles, conflicts, and challenges. Counselors work with families and couples to know the reasons behind emotional and/or communicational distress. These can include events such as divorce, death and affairs or communication problems and mental health concerns. Marriage and family counselors understand the dynamism of the relationships and know how to help families and couples overcome the challenges that they face.