Very few relationships exist conflict-free. The odd disagreement or opposing opinions is normal when two people share their lives. However if you have repeated arguments or have lost what made your relationship unique, it’s natural to start to question whether it should continue or not. When our relationships begin to falter, our health and happiness can also suffer. For many of us, our first instinct is to try and work through the problems alone. However it can be incredibly helpful to seek outside support in the form of couples counselling.
Whilst relationship therapy is ideally suited to couples attending the sessions together, sometimes one partner is reluctant to attend, so sometimes its normal to attend on your own.
Communicating More Effectively
Relationship therapy facilitates change by helping you both communicate more effectively and reach your own conclusions under professional guidance.
It’s important to remember that when you go for couples therapy, you won’t simply be told what to do. A couples counsellor will not give you the answers as to or whether or not you should separate.
Addressing Concerns Through Couples Counselling
Many couples use couples counselling as a way to keep their relationship healthy and address any underlying concerns that may become conflicts in the future.
Some people consider the suggestion of couples counselling to be a ‘last resort’ to save a relationship. While this is sometimes the case, you don’t have to wait until things get really bad between you before considering couples therapy.
Whatever your concern is, speaking to a professional is often a helpful step forward.
If you would like to discuss any of this, please contact me.