Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek counseling when the relationship is at a standstill or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce and confront the source of the conflict. Couples also seek counseling during the beginning of their relationship if they are not sure of the strength of their relationship. Regardless of the reason, sometimes "three [or more isn't] a crowd."
Treatment techniques may include the following:
- Narrative Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Analyzing Your Communication
- Getting to the root of the problem
- Enhancing Intimacy
- Individual Counseling
If your relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, I am that one who is outside the ring of fire that has a different view to share.