When couples fight or are at odds, it can be said, metaphorically, that the bloom has fallen from the rose.
Sometimes the best course of action before deciding whether or not to split is to seek couples therapy.
There are a host of reasons why couples fight, and, consequently, a number of reasons why they seek couples counseling. Fip therapists have seen it all.
But what couples don’t realize is that getting rid of the problem might not solve anything.
“Most people realize that getting rid of your partner does not get rid of the problem because half the problem is yours,” Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, author of Make Up, Don’t Break Up, told Discovery Health and Fitness. “You can walk out on your marriage, but you can’t run away from yourself — no matter how hard you try.”
Sometimes, couples stop communicating with one another. Communication – say those in lasting, successful partnerships – is the key to a healthy, happy joint living.
Kathy Jarosz, a licensed clinical social worker and California–based marriage therapist, sees countless couples that have grown distant, have lost the ability to communicate, or have forgotten what brought them together in the first place.
She, along with most marriage therapists, says
rom anger or trust issues, sexual dysfunction, financial straights and many other reasons, relationshcouples willing to work with a therapist to sort through their emotions and problems have a better chance of weathering the storm. Couples therapy is meant as divorce or separation prevention. Addressing issues in the relationship early may be the answer to the relationship’s dilemmas.
Those who seek treatment through therapy for couples can rediscover what they love about each other and work through issues that are keeping them apart. Before they have waited too long, couples that are willing to meet with a therapist should do so sooner rather than later. Even if only one half of the partnership seeks therapy it can do wonders for them, and possibly the relationship.
Couples can piece strained relationships back together but only if they are willing to be open and honest with each other. And if a relationship is not meant to be, the couple, with the help of a counselor, can figure out the next step of the healing process. Clear Path Solution offers to couples in the Toronto area. Call 416-597-2614 to set up an appointment to speak with one of our counselors.