Things Great Couples Do/Don’t Do
Relationships have highs and lows. Many couples reach a point in their relationship when they may need to seek couples counseling in order to resolve issues and maintain the relationship. Couples may even seek couples counseling several times over the course of their relationship. As with any situation in which counseling is needed, the sooner you seek help the better; however, no matter the degree of disintegration in your relationship it can be a very beneficial experience. There are numerous reasons why couples feel they may need to seek couples counseling. Here are a few potential reasons:
- You are not communicating with each other.
- You are keeping secrets from each other.
- You are having an affair or have considered doing so.
- Your overall opinion of each other is negative.
- You are afraid to talk to your significant other.
- You have the same argument with each other repeatedly.
- Something has happened that has come between you and your partner.
- You feel like your significant other continues to do something that he/she knows hurts you.
- You feel your partner is controlling.
- Your sexual relationship does not meet your expectations.
- You do not feel that your significant other is supportive of you.
- Your relationship has been through a traumatic event (loss of a child, loss of a job, etc.).
- You no longer feel that as a couple you are spending quality time together.
- You feel as though you get more support outside of your relationship that from it.
It is never too late to seek couples counseling if both people involved are willing to do their part to make positive changes in order to keep their relationship intact. Seeking couples counseling does not mean that your relationship is broken, it just means that it may need some maintenance.