Why do we keep having the same arguments?
First of all, we were created for connection. In relationships, partners to help us navigate life. When we cannot connect with them, we may feel isolated, angry and alone. Often its our communication, or inability to communicate on important issues, that causes us to disagree and become defensive. Couples counseling can help. With counseling couples can improve communication, deepen connections, develop mutual understanding to better meet each other's needs.
Everyday life can strain relationships. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and family stressors. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, we can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively can alleviate emotional anxiety.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This is a true indication that it is time to reassess your life together and focus on what you need in the relationship, and how you can express that to each other in order to move forward.
Topics addressed in couples counseling may include the following:
• Managing conflict
• Improving communication
• Getting to the root of the problem
• Enhancing Intimacy
• Individual Counseling
• Couple Intensives
Furthermore, when a relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.