Romantic relationships require more emotional, psychological, and physical closeness than any other relationship. This level of intimacy can be difficult to maintain. This may explain why up to half of the couples that marry for the first time end up divorcing. Keeping your romantic relationship thriving requires core components and skills that work together to maintain a delicate balance.
The team at Wellness Road Psychology understands how relationship distress can cause you to feel stuck, powerless, and frustrated. If your relationship is struggling, couples therapy may help improve your relationship so it lasts.
Reasons to seek couples therapy
Couples therapy can tackle the full range of relationship issues, from minor disagreements to major problems in communication. It’s never too late to seek help from a qualified therapist. Even if you feel your relationship is too broken for repair, you’d be surprised how much therapy can help.
Some of the most common relationship issues couples therapy can help with include:
- Poor communication
- Navigating a non-traditional relationship
- Problems with intimacy
- Emotional distance
- Physical distance
- Premarital counseling
- Ending a relationship
- Lack of trust
- Blending families
While these are some of the most common reasons to seek help from couples counseling, this is by no means a comprehensive list. Couples face many issues that counseling can help with – and your relationship doesn’t have to be in trouble to seek couples counseling. Therapy can help keep an already strong relationship thriving.
How therapy can strengthen your relationship
Attending couples therapy can help you gain invaluable insight into your relationship. It’s important to know that all couples experience conflict. Different communication styles, different approaches to problem-solving, and different attachment styles can cause stress and conflict in any relationship. Work-related stress, financial issues, and general disconnect can add even more stress to your relationship.
Therapy isn’t about placing blame. Couples counseling provides the tools you need to have a healthy, fulfilling relationship. Whether you’ve grown apart, have trust issues, or someone has been unfaithful, couples counseling can give you the insight and tools to navigate relationship challenges and strengthen your bond with your partner.
If your relationship feels broken, there is hope. When you attend couples therapy, a counselor can help you understand yourself and your partner and the intricate dynamics of your relationship. Gaining insight into the challenges of your relationship can help you overcome those hurdles to bring couples close again. A good therapist can help couples work on ways of repairing their bond and strengthening their relationship.
Attending couples therapy can help you and your partner become more skilled at amicably resolving disagreements, communicating effectively, cooperating with one another, and solving everyday challenges so that you experience a more fulfilling relationship.
At Wellness Road Psychology our team is devoted to helping couples and individuals feel and function better. We can help you tackle relationship issues and have a thriving relationship again. Contact our team to schedule an appointment with psychologist Dr. Philip Glickman, Jamie Karia, LCSW, or Vivian Martinez, LMHC. We have offices in NYC and Dobbs Ferry. You can also book an appointment online.