Relationships are all about patterns. Therapy is all about changing those patterns.
With Constant nitpicking from your partner, a lack of effort, silent treatment, not respecting each other’s boundaries, you find yourself on the verge of break up. Every relationship requires maintenance and hard work.
If your relationship has hit a bump in the road, rest assured that it happens to just about every couple. There’s no doubt you can iron out some of those bumps on your own. But sometimes things spiral out of control, and you just can’t find your way forward.
That’s where marriage counselling, also known as couples counselling, can help.
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience helps two people involved in a romantic relationship, gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction, utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions.
Couples therapy begins with some standard interview questions regarding the history of the relationship, values and cultural background. The therapist will help the couple gain insight into the dynamics that are creating the problem and guide both the partners to understand their role in the relationship and moreover, it involves changing behaviors. Couples therapy can help with building trust, enhancing your communication skills with each other, conflict resolution, anger management and moreover working through specific life changes and challenges.
While couples therapy can certainly help in many situations, it isn’t the miracle overnight solution some people believe it to be. Unfortunately, people tend to see couples therapy as an emergency measure, rather than a preventive one. The sooner you get in therapy, the better. The longer you wait, the more entrenched bad relationship habits become and the harder it is to break them.