Couples and Relationships
Some couples seek counseling due to disharmony & others to strengthen their bonds and gain a better understanding of each other for continued happiness.
Couples often seek counseling for a variety of reasons such as:
- Power struggles
- Communication issues
- Feelings of distance/disconnect
- Sexual dissatisfaction or difficulties
- Child-rearing issues
- Blended families
- Financial problems
- Substance abuse
- General feelings of discontent in a relationship
- Recurring conflicts or other issues
- Desire to learn more about one another & grow closer as a couple
When problems in a relationship continue to be unresolved or compromises not found, resentment often builds causing a continued increase of unhappiness in a relationship. Learning to recognize differences, use positive communication, resolve conflict, grow closer to one another and rebuild a stronger relationship are a just a few important keys in couples counseling.
Successful therapy often depends on each partner’s motivation and dedication to become better listeners and communicators; a willingness to find compromises and resolve conflict; finding new ways to rebuild the relationship, reconnect and support one another. Goals for counseling are determined by the couple with help and guidance from the counselor.If violence is occurring in your relationship and you’re afraid, contact the police or a local shelter or crisis center for emergency support.