Couples counseling can be done in any stage of the relationship from pre-marital to relationship maintenance and strengthening to repairing a broken marriage, and it can be done in a few different ways. There will be sessions where both partners are required to meet with the Therapist together, but there may also be times when the Therapist wants to speak with the partners individually.
Relationships are one of the basic human needs as human beings are relational creatures. Unfortunately, those relationships that are deemed necessary can be complex and just as painful as they are fulfilling. The best way to have a healthy relationship is to make sure that the relationship is made up of healthy people who are willing to invest in the partnership.
Recent Research shows the following signs have proven to be symptoms of relationship deterioration that are associated with a significant probability of breakup or divorce...
It is quite alright if you do not know how to successfully resolve ongoing betrayal of trust, hurts/resentments, cheating or other infidelity-related issues, anger, verbal abuse, and/or lack of closeness in your relationship. The good news? These skills can be taught to couples who are motivated to repair their relationships.
If you are experiencing one or more of the signs listed, be sure to take some action soon to improve your situation. The primary problem for most couples is a lack of skills: often in the areas of communication, commitment, conflict resolution, anger management, and/or intimacy skills.
In a healthy relationship it is recognized that: