Has your relationship started to feel like one ongoing fight or conversation? Have there been major changes and adjustments to your life, like having a baby, coming out, losing a job, divorce or other issues that are causing conflict at home? Have you dealt with major issues like substance abuse, anger or violence in your relationship? If you’ve experienced any of these, couples therapy might be a suitable option for you and your partner.
All relationships have their ups and downs, and certainly come with their own set of challenges. When push comes to shove we tend to lash out at the ones we love most, or we make exceptions that we normally would never make. Couples therapy and relationship counseling is an important step to take in mending your relationship.
Issues Addressed in Couples Counseling
- An affair
- Anger and resentment
- Anxiety or depression
- Challenges with children
- Financial concerns
- Loneliness and unhappiness
- Opposing parenting styles
- Physical, emotional or mental abuse
- Sexual issues
- Substance abuse
- Trust issues
- Violence in the home
If you’re still hesitant about if couples counseling is right for you, the fact that you’re still on this page is a good indicator that it is. Relationships are tricky, they’re messy and they’re hard. But they’re worth it. If you want to improve your relationship with your partner, please reach out.
Should your partner’s uncooperative attitude stop you from coming to counseling? Absolutely not. Change starts from within, and one of the biggest things we can stress is that you can only change yourself. If your partner is unwilling to participate, the best thing you can do is help yourself, especially if the issues you’re facing are taking a toll on you. When you take that step, you’re improving your life and your actions may influence your partner to do the same.