Long Island Counseling Services has a team of relationship therapists and couples counselors that are here to help you work through any challenges that you and your partner may face. We offer couples therapy to those that have been married for years, those recently dating, those on the brink of divorce and that that are happy together but looking to take steps forward.
Couples therapy is a researched science, and one that offers tools and techniques to all different couples, no matter who they are or where they may be located. But here on Long Island, there are often specific challenges that can affect couples that are not necessarily as common in other parts of the United States. Every region of the world has its own unique issues, and Long Island is no different.
The following are some common issues that affect Long Island couples, specifically, in ways that may not affect relationships in other parts of the country as much.
Challenge 1: Extremely High Cost of Living
Finances are a concern for all couples, and can frequently lead to arguments. Here on Long Island, our cost of living can make these arguments more common. Even the affordable areas of Long Island are still more expensive than most of the rest of the country, and that means more nights stressing about finances for many married couples that live here.
Challenge 2: Long Commutes
Many families that live on Long Island also work on Long Island. But many others commute. It’s estimated that well over 1 million Long Islanders commute to NYC, and many others have long commutes all around the island, with drive times that can be in excess of 30 minutes to an hour or more. Those long commutes mean less time with family and more difficulty managing logistics. That can cause stress on any relationship.
Challenge 3: Mixed Environment for Young Families
There’s no denying that some parts of Long Island are amazing for young families. But others are not. There’s no way to talk about Long Island without acknowledging that the hamlets and towns in the area can differ dramatically despite their proximity, and while some areas have great activities for young married couples, others do not, which can make it difficult for some married couples to connect the way they need to – driving them to Long Island couples therapy.
Daily Challenges for All Couples
Of course, all couples – no matter where they live – have the potential to go through some struggles. That’s why couples counseling on Long Island is so important, and so useful. Issues can arise, and couples counseling helps to make sure that you can work through those issues as a couple and get the help that you need to move forward. Learn more about our couples counseling services, with locations in Melville and Bellmore, NY.