Relationship Problems

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Relationships of any type can be challenging at the beginning, middle, or even the end. They can include intimate ones such as romantic, pre-marital, marital, and divorcing; family such as parent to child, sibling, and blended; professional such as employee to manager and coworkers; and other relationships that include friends, classmates, teammates and neighbors.

Getting help shows that you care enough to feel better about the relationship and how it’s going.

When relationships are not going well, they can be a sinkhole of loneliness and hopelessness as much as they cause you frustration, irritation, and anger. The problem is that you didn’t dream of your relationship as being troubling, and no matter how realistic you are, it still shocks you that it has become like this.

You might also feel like you are in a relationship living parallel or diverging lives without much emotion. The sadness is that you didn’t plan for this and it would be hard to settle long term for this kind of separate life. No matter your situation, you do have a choice.

What if my partner doesn’t want to come?

To help you feel differently about your relationship, it’s not necessary that you and your partner both attend. In fact it’s pretty common that only one person considers therapy to be a viable option while the other person would rather duck down and hope for the best.

If you decide to attend therapy on your own, you have the power to do two things: make your own life better and effect a change in your relationship. The price is high and obvious: you’re putting the time and money into therapy, and you have the burden of doing the work to change. The rewards are obvious as well: you learn more about your capabilities and you get unstuck.

I’m not sure if I want to continue in the relationship. Can therapy still help?

Therapy can still help. It’s not unusual to be uncertain about continuing in the relationship. Sometimes the pain can have gone on so long that you just want some relief. You can get clarity about staying in the relationship or leaving the relationship altogether. It can be a pretty major decision but there’s no judgment about your choice.

Relationships represent commitments of days to over 20 years. There can be a lot riding on the decision to stay or leave, affecting children and other family members, employment, finances, and personal and spiritual beliefs. You don’t have to go through this major decision on your own.

We can help you with your dating, marital, work, or other personal relationship problems.

Therapy starts with an initial assessment for us to understand the background of your relationship problem, as is true for all therapy in general. Once you and your therapist have achieved a mutual sense of understanding of the relationship issue, this becomes the focus of the therapy work.

As in pretty much all relationships, it takes work to make it healthy. This is no less true in relationship therapy. Therapy requires work of either one or both of the partners; whoever comes is expected to do the work. Weighing that out is an eye-opening process that can clarify the state of the relationship right away.

Is it worth it to invest more in the relationship or not? And if so, then how much and when? These are important questions to be addressed as your therapist constructs a foundation for change. Establishing your motivation and awareness of what stands in your way to making things better are critical to making that positive change that you are asking for. Together we can help you achieve your relationship goals.

For more detailed information on relationship therapy, contact us directly. We welcome discussing your relationship concerns in phone consultation.

How do you help with divorce?

When lives change, paths differ, and individual goals do not match, perhaps the healthiest option is parting ways and going for a HEALTHY DIVORCE. Typically when people think of divorce, they think of negativity and hostility.

Making sound decisions, as one might expect, is particularly difficult when one is in a highly combative state of mind. However, at Feeling Good Wellness Center, our aim is to help families experience the positive outcomes of divorce.

Learn more about divorce therapy…