An unfortunate reality is that the divorce rate has risen to over 50%. Couples often fall into the traps of guilt, blame, projection, and many other toxic emotions that can destroy communication, and ultimately a relationship. Men and women often handle parenting in very different ways, and it is important that couples understand that parenting differently than their spouse is often common. Family Counseling or Couples Counseling Services can provide the structure and safety zone necessary to re-establish positive relations and create effective communication strategies within the marriage. With the time and energy required to provide all that the child/children need, it is often too easy to ignore your own emotional well-being and that of your adult relationships. It is important to remember that you cannot build a strong home on a faulty foundation. Strong adult relationships sustain and re-energize the couple, thus enabling them to make optimal parenting choices while beating the staggering divorce statistics.