Counseling and therapy are words that many people associate with negative feelings. This could mean that your relationship is in trouble, and the thought of sifting through all your problems with a total stranger terrifies many people. However, those that try couple’s therapy are pleasantly surprised by the help and guidance they receive, making their relationship stronger, and set on the path to healing.
Couples therapy will need to investigate into your lives, to see how and why you two are not getting along. The counselor will ask basic questions to help them figure out how to help you. It will be uncomfortable. By attending to the different areas of your life and what is unbalanced and has negative energy, you will be able to take the steps needed to heal, and to be a better and stronger person individually and with your partner. Sometimes you have to make a mess before you can clean up all the pieces.
Couples therapy will open lines of communication. If you or your partner’s point of view isn’t being heard or understood, couple’s therapy will assist in opening those lines of communication and can teach you how to keep them open in the future. Your counselor is a resourceful tool that will help identify, fix, and prevent problems that sabotage your relationship. At the end you will know whether you can save your relationship, or if it is time to move on. Couple’s therapy is for those who can no longer solve their issues at home, and it has helped in many relationships.