Let’s face it, couples argue. A certain amount of arguing is even healthy for a relationship. It helps bring relationship issues to the forefront so that they can be confronted and worked on to strengthen your bond. When these arguments carry on for long periods of time, become a frequent occurrence or lead to violence, they become a problem that weakens and endangers the relationship.
The key to any healthy relationship is communication. When communication breaks down it can put distance between the people involved in the relationship and damage it. If you feel you are not able to effectively communicate with your partner, couples therapy can help. Couples therapy teaches you to communicate in a more effective manner. We can help couples develop better skills—such as listening and compromising—so that disagreements can be settled more positively.
Couples might also consider therapy to deal with Intimacy issues. It is a difficult issue to bring up for many people and involves many sensitive topics. A therapist can help by asking the right questions and putting the couple at ease when discussing such a personal subject.
Parenting help is another reason to seek couples therapy. You may have a different outlook on parenting than your spouse. The upbringing of a child is one of the most important responsibilities of a couple and not being on the same page can lead to problems. Also, if you and your spouse are divorced, resolving parenting issues is even more important. A couples therapist can help you reach agreements on how to raise your children and instill effective ways to communicate with each other and with your children.
Many people think of couples counseling as a last resort before divorce, but that is absolutely not the case. Couples therapy can help couples with good relationships become even stronger. If you would like to discuss options for couples counseling, please call us today.