There are many benefits to seeing a therapist for help with a relationship. With the assistance of relationship therapy, couples can form a stronger bond, learn to communicate better and resolve and manage conflict.
When a couple realises that their relationship is in danger, they usually seek relationship therapy. Often the issue is so serious, or has gone unnoticed for so long, that the relationship is already in serious trouble. When a couple realises they're having trouble solving problems on their own, they should seek assistance as soon as possible. The earlier issues are discussed and resolved, the less likely the couple will reach a point of crisis or end the relationship.
Some of the main benefits of relationship therapy are outlined below:
Improvement in communication and understanding
A relationship is made up of individuals who each have their own personality, needs and desires. To be able to share your life with another person takes compromise and communication. Therefore, talking with your partner is crucial for a strong relationship.
During a relationship therapy session, couples will learn to recognise communication habits and find a way to be more open and honest with each other. Individuals will be able to state their feelings and desires openly and freely in a communication safe space.
Repair emotional connections and intimacy
As relationships develop over time, things like emotional intensity and sexual desire can start to lose their initial attraction. Couples who have been together for a long time may experience lost intimacy and feelings of agitation towards each other for a variety of reasons. A qualified therapist can help to restore these connections by working together and understanding each other.
Rebuilding commitments towards each other
Commitments may be one of the most difficult places for couples to work through. Working with a relationship therapist will help both partners express their thoughts and worries about what the engagement will entail for them and how it will affect their relationship. They can help in not only airing thoughts and worries, but also negotiating obligations that might occur as a result of making a new commitment within the partnership. Working together, a therapist will assist couples in reaching transparent and workable agreements.
At Home Psychology use evidence-based strategies to help couples get back to connection and intimacy. Contact Us today to see how we can help you.