The bond and connection you once shared with your partner feels like a distant memory. You are not sure when things started to shift, but there is no denying the disconnect you feel. And what is even more concerning is that you have no idea what to do to get back the special connection and passion you once had for each other.
Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict. When a relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.
The good news is that with relationship counseling, you and your partner can learn to identify and break the negative communication cycle that’s developed. Our relationship therapists are experts at helping you identify and explore your communication patterns. In the therapy room, you and your counselor will take a closer look at your relationship. You’ll begin to identify the negative patterns in your relationship that you and your partner would like to change. After you have a clear picture of these patterns, you and your spouse can begin to make change in your relationship with the support of your couples therapist.
In short, couples counseling has saved countless marriages and serious relationships in the past. With the help of a skilled therapist, you can learn to interact in a new, healthy way.