Maintaining the health of your relationship is an essential need that takes time, understanding and self-reflection. When a couple faces a new challenge or stress brought about by changing life conditions there can sometimes arise unexpected issues that are difficult to resolve. While open and honest communication is one of the best ways to begin addressing these situations, sometimes counseling can add an extra layer of insight and direction. Couples counseling is designed to uncover the root of the problem, understand contributing factors and result in a plan to address and resolve each problem.
At the same time, couples counseling can be used as a springboard to better understand your partner including expectations, communication style, and more. The result is often a more fulfilling relationship that avoids the typical “growing pains” experienced by many as their relationships progress.
Couples Counseling Issues
When a situation arises, there are often common patterns or themes that present themselves. Our team of professionals has experience helping couples address and overcome:
- Communication problems
- Intimacy Difficulties
- Conflicts about child rearing or blended families
- Substance abuse
We realize the decision to go to couples counseling can be a difficult one. This is especially true if you are already involved in a challenging relationship wrought with frustration and disappointment. While it is easier to ignore problems in the short-term, seeking help can open the door to new insights about both you and your partner. A single step is all that is needed to embark on the journey of healing.