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COUPLES THERAPY

More and more couples want to understand why their relationships are failing.

why seek couples therapy?

Seeking the help of a couples therapist will often help each of you identify your own behavior, and then begin to work towards solutions. In order to develop and maintain a satisfying relationship, it might be in your best interest to look at your own behavior before looking at your partner’s behavior. Difficulties can be found within the context of what we understand as normal relationships and does not necessarily mean divorce is imminent.

 

The relationship as a whole could be suffering from external control, meaning, blaming others for our misery (for example, "you’re driving me crazy"). While the instinct to blame others directs all of the negative energy toward the other person in the relationship, not many are able to understand that we may be choosing the misery we are complaining about.

The art of couples therapy has been helping couples create happier and more satisfying relationships by creating space for a deeper understanding between partners. Having said this, encouraging and fostering robust dialogues is important for satisfying relationships to survive. The process of couples therapy can be worked on at varying levels of intensity and frequency, depending on the issues at hand.

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"Each individual is responsible for their own behavior and each individual has different needs not being met."

Relationships can be difficult, especially when modern society allows so many different definitions of what a relationship can and should be. Since it is not uncommon for partners to realize that they have different expectations, couples therapy helps bring people together in order to discuss these dynamics in a therapeutic forum.

Dilemmas and challenges will arise throughout the course of every relationship, so relationships have the potential to benefit from couples therapy. It’s no mystery that couples tend to blame their partners for the problems in their current relationship. However, it is much more difficult to identify the challenges each individual faces when we never quite understood our own personal needs and desires. At Satisfying Relationships, we quickly understand the fact that each individual is responsible for their own behavior and each individual has different needs not being met.

Relationships will lose some of the initial vitality as it evolves. When this happens, it is natural for people to begin to notice the intensity fading in the quality of the relationship. Typically, this is when conflicts begin, with symptoms like blaming someone else for their misery.

Couples therapy can help those in almost all situations and doesn’t just apply to dysfunctional situations. Obtaining the knowledge and understanding that making better choices leads to improving the couple’s relationship which is but one of the ultimate goals. 

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