“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will” – Mandy Hale
Every relationship will go through its highs and lows. At some point, there will be a bit of a strain on any relationship. You may feel unheard, frustrated, unappreciated, angry or taken advantage of. This can lead to a breakdown in communication. You may feel worried and insecure about your future together. When this happens the issues are often left untreated and as a result can have a negative impact on the relationship in the long run. Talking to someone can help give you a different perspective on the issues.
Factors that can negatively impact your relationship:
- Poor communication
- Sexual Difficulties
- Starting a family
- Uncertainty about commitment
- Extended family
- Alcohol/Drug misuse
Couples therapy can allow both parties in the relationship to express how they feel and resolve their issues. You will both be provided an opportunity to talk. You will learn how to work through your differences, problem solve challenges and communicate better. Sessions can focus on managing and recognizing differences which as a result this can build better communication.
A counselor can help provide you with a different perspective on the situation you may be facing. Couples may often have conflicting perspectives which as a result can cause conflict. Understanding each other’s views can improve communication. A counselor can also equip you with the necessary skills to understand each other’s views and work through any arguments that may arise. Possessing the ability to stop arguments as they arise is also a necessary skill that a counselor can help you with.
Couples therapy can also help long time couples who feel they have lost excitement and romance in their relationship.
Couples can often feel ashamed or scared to seek for help with their relationship outside of it. It is okay to seek help outside of the relationship if you feel you cannot work through your differences alone. It is a perfectly normal thing to experience.