What You Need To Know About Couples Therapy

Romantic relationships are hard work. Like cars, they require regular maintenance to keep them running well. Sometimes problems start in your relationship and we often try and do some of the repair work ourselves, but despite our best efforts, you need to rely on a professional for Couples Therapy.

It is interesting how easily and quickly we take steps to repair and prevent damage to our vehicles but when it comes to our relationships, we often avoid taking action until the situation has become much more serious. And unfortunately, many couples try Couples Therapy when a significant amount of damage has already been done.

This does not apply that Couples Therapy cannot be effective at resolving long-standing problems, but it will be a much more challenging and time-consuming endeavor, requiring a great deal of commitment and effort from both partners. Misconceptions about what Couples Therapy is and its purpose can also prevent couples from seeking help early on. Some might think Couples Therapy is only meant for serious issues affecting a relationship, including infidelity or addiction. Others view it as a last resort before they decide to end the relationship. Some may even think it is a way to force their partner to change because they are “the problem”. Many people are not aware of the benefits of Couples Therapy in treating a wide variety of relational issues. They don’t know how instrumental it can be in improving overall relationship satisfaction that affects individual mental health.

If you feel you need to advise, contact Laurian Ward and she will give you advice on whether you need Couples Therapy.