Helping Your Spouse

Helping Your Spouse
Helping Spouse

Supporting a Spouse with Mental Illness

We support individuals and their spouses in navigating mental health challenges. We recognize the impact on relationships and help spouses cope with difficulties like communication barriers and emotional strains. Spouses play a crucial role in their partner's well-being, and understanding these challenges while seeking support is key.

Navigating Mental Illness in Relationships

How to Approach Your Spouse

Approaching your spouse about their mental health requires sensitivity and compassion. Here are some tips for initiating conversations and providing support:

Choose the Right Time and Setting

Find a quiet and comfortable place to talk where you both feel comfortable. Pick a time when you won’t be rushed and can engage in an open discussion without distractions.

Express Concern with Empathy

Begin the conversation by expressing your concern for their well-being. Use “I” statements to convey your feelings rather than placing blame. For example, say, “I’ve noticed that you seem to be going through a tough time, and I’m concerned about you.”

Listen Actively

Allow your spouse to share their feelings without interruption. Listen attentively and avoid making judgments. Show empathy by validating their emotions and letting them know you are there for support.

Encourage Open Communication

Create a safe space for open dialogue. Let your spouse know that you are willing to listen without judgment and that their feelings are valid. Encourage them to express themselves honestly.

Ask Open-Ended Questions

Pose open-ended questions that invite your spouse to share more about their experiences. Instead of asking yes/no questions, inquire about their thoughts and feelings, fostering a deeper understanding.

Offer Reassurance

Assure your spouse that they are not alone in facing mental health challenges. Reiterate your commitment to supporting them throughout their journey and emphasize that seeking help is a sign of strength.

Suggest Professional Help

Gently suggest the idea of seeking professional assistance. Supportively mentioning therapy, counseling, or psychiatric evaluation can help your spouse understand that effective treatments are available.

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Explore Our Mental Health Treatments

Discover a range of tailored mental health treatments designed to support your unique needs. Our programs focus on comprehensive care to help you achieve well-being and balance.


Our comprehensive programs provide support and effective strategies for individuals struggling with depression.

Anxiety Disorders

Our programs are meticulously crafted to offer assistance to individuals dealing with a variety of anxiety disorders.


We offer evidence-based therapies tailored to the unique needs of individuals with schizophrenia.

Social Phobias

Our specialized programs help individuals manage and overcome various social phobias.

Bipolar Disorder

We empower clients with bipolar disorder through personalized, evidence-based treatment plans.

Panic Disorders

Our treatment options include effective strategies for managing and alleviating panic disorders.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We provide tailored programs to support individuals in coping with and recovering from PTSD.


Structured therapies designed to assist individuals with various types of personality disorders.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Structured therapies designed to assist individuals with borderline personality disorder.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

We offer targeted treatment plans for effectively managing and reducing the impact of OCD on daily life.

Substance Abuse

Tailored programs to support individuals in overcoming and recovering from substance use disorders with our IOP program.

Mental Health

We offer specialized programs to help individuals manage co-occurring mental health disorders with our IOP program.

Empowering Long-Lasting Change

Over 40 Years of Leading Mental Illness Treatment

In times of uncertainty and difficulty, Life Adjustment Team stands ready to provide tailored support and guidance for those living with mental illness, as well as their spouses or significant others. Our comprehensive services are designed to address the unique needs and challenges faced by both parties, helping to provide a ray of hope and comfort during trying times.

Accredited and Certified Treatment

Life Adjustment Team is committed to excellence in mental healthcare, achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission and exceeding licensing standards. Our dedication to client success has also led to valuable affiliations with leading organizations.

Certified by the State Department of Health Care Services. DHCS Dates of certification: 12/01/2016 - current Facility Number: 190820AP Effective Date: 12/01/2022
Expiration date: 11/30/2024
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Let Us Help You

At LAT, we provide top-notch, evidence-based care. With 45 years of success and a team with 160+ years of combined experience, we’ve helped thousands get their lives on track. Trust our outpatient treatment and rehabilitation. Schedule a meeting today and let us help you make the right treatment choices.

4551 Glencoe Avenue, Suite 255
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

The Life Adjustment Team provides effective in-home structure and support systems that empower patients to live stable, active and productive lives using evidence-based treatment concepts for successful rehabilitation and recovery.

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