“No long-term marriage is made easily, and there have been times when I’ve been so angry or so hurt that I thought my love would never recover. And then, in the midst of near despair, something has happened beneath the surface. A bright little flashing fish of hope has flicked silver fins and the water is bright and suddenly I am returned to a state of love again — till next time. I’ve learned that there will always be a next time, and that I will submerge in darkness and misery, but that I won’t stay submerged. And each time something has been learned under the waters; something has been gained; and a new kind of love has grown. The best I can ask for is that this love, which has been built on countless failures, will continue to grow. I can say no more than that this is mystery, and gift, and that somehow or other, through grace, our failures can be redeemed and blessed.”
– Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007)

Writer Madeleine L’Engle made her name in the young adult fiction genre where her fantastic stories have roots in scientific discovery. In addition to having a full life as an accomplished writer, she was a wife and mother who wrote as beautifully about her marriage to actor Hugh Franklin as she did about science and imagination in the novels which made her a household name. In the above quote, L’Engle describes what Dr. Piper Walsh knows, that “no long-term marriage made easy,” but that love is both a mystery and a gift, which will change, grow and continuously surprise. In Orange County marriage counseling with Dr. Piper Walsh is an opportunity for couples to discover how their love can change, grow and continually surprise for years to come.

In Orange County marriage counseling is often sought-out by new couples who are interested in starting married life in the best way possible; with great communication. Whether newly married, about to be married, or married for many years, couples can really use marriage counseling to “optimize” their relationship as they move forward together. In marriage counseling with Dr. Walsh, couples are able to develop the tools needed successfully tackle the challenges that life brings to every relationship.

For engaged couples in Orange County marriage counseling is a perfect opportunity to uncover and address potential issues before they can cause problems “down the road.” In counseling, couples practice effective communications strategies around potentially “hot-button” issues. When couples can get talking openly about their expectations for one another, they are often able to prioritize together by understanding what matters to one another and enjoying married life to the fullest.

For Orange County marriage counseling, your best resource is Dr. Piper Walsh.