Are you experiencing relational problems?
At one time or another everyone experiences difficulties in their relationship with their partner. Quite often we are able to capably address these difficulties. At other times, however, our attempts to address problems in our relationship are less successful and real damage to the relationship ensues. Subsequently, if you find yourself unsatisfied with your relationship and unsure of how to improve it, it might be time to consider couples therapy.
How can therapy help?
Couples therapy provides a unique setting for partners to work through the roadblocks that are preventing them from realizing the kind of relationship they want. In couples therapy both partners are provided with a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which to address those issues that have precipitated the relational dissatisfaction. Although each couple's situation is different, couples therapy often focuses on helping the couple identify the patterns of behavior and communication that sustain the problem(s) they are experiencing. Couple's therapy also focuses on helping partners gain a better understanding of themselves (as individuals in a relationship) and a better understanding of their partners. At times, this form of therapy will also involve helping couples process through feelings of hurt, loss, and isolation that may have been experienced during the course of the relationship.