Is this right for you and your partner?
Take a moment to read through the list below. Do you hear yourself (or your partner) in any of these statements? (Pronouns interchangeable.)
- I can’t live with all this arguing anymore. It feels like it is one fight after the other.
- I feel like he never listens to me when I am trying to express myself.
- We used to have fun together but now we're just going through the motions.
- Money is always an issue.
- He won't spend time with my family and gets defensive when I ask about it.
- We aren't sure if we want kids and it feels like we're running out of time.
- We don't trust each other.
- I wish he'd support me around the house more, and we could balance our roles more equally.
- Do I stay or do I go?
- We can't see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, what does that mean?
If you hear yourself in any combination of these statements, you may be a great fit for couples counseling. Using a variety of approaches, couples therapy can help you navigate the challenges, conflicts, and frustrations that come up in relationships. You will be equipped with a toolbox of strategies to help you navigate both solvable and unsolvable problems that inevitably rise in relationships. Additionally, with a deeper emotional connection and understanding of one another's triggers you will be able to avoid getting stuck in unproductive, toxic argument patterns. Get in touch to start the healing!
Common psychological issues affecting relationships:
- Other Mood Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Trauma and PTSD
Together we will assess for these issues to determine whether or not they have been, or are currently, affecting your relationship. In order to treat the relationship struggles you are having, it may be the case that we focus first on treating these psychological barriers. Once you feel free from and in control of your emotional and cognitive obstacles, it will be much easier to address the relationship dynamics that are causing you pain.