WHAT IS COUPLES THERAPY?
Couples counseling, relationship therapy, and communication therapy help couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. The emphasis is placed on improving communication, which is often at the core of most relational discord. Thoughtful decisions about rebuilding relationships, altering views of the relationship, decreasing emotional avoidance, and navigating relationship issues can transpire through this modality.
Examples of challenges that can be addressed in couples counseling include ineffective communication, sexual difficulties, conflict related to child-rearing or blended families, substance abuse, financial problems, emotional dysregulation, infidelity, and divorce, among others.
Repair attempts are a secret weapon of emotionally intelligent couples.John Gottman
WE REPEAT WHAT WE
When it comes to our relationships, many unfortunately often avoid taking action until the challenges impacting our relationships have become much more serious. Many couples first seek therapy for their relational difficulties after significant damage has already occurred. Often, maladaptive relational patterns have become entrenched, the emotional bond between partners has been severely weakened, and there can be substantial resentment due to unresolved past conflicts.
Many people are unaware of the benefits of couples therapy in addressing a variety of relational issues. They may not consider how instrumental it can be at improving overall relationship satisfaction, in turn, affecting the livelihood and longevity of the relationship.