Relationships are like rollercoaster ride. They go through a fair amount of ups and downs but sometimes it gets too bumpy. Although there are many factors playing their role in it, the problem is lack of a mature conversation. That is because one problem changes its form into several versions and the couple fight over it again and again.
Kristie Overstreet, a licensed mental health counselor said that mostly problems start really small but later they become bigger because they don’t get solved at the right time. So therapy is needed in such situations.Therapy provides all the tools and techniques one needs to get rid of the base of problem and start fresh.
Kristie Overstreet added by saying that most of her clients think they should have come sooner so that the problem would not have gotten this big because the bigger the problem, the harder it is to resolve it.
So you do not need to wait to seek help from a professional until you feel like this is the time that we need to seek help and resolve our issues for a better and healthier future of our relationship.
Instead of thinking that it is embarrassing to consult with professional regarding this, just think it is just a part of a healthy relationship for a healthy life. Think of it as a gym. If a couple does not work out their emotional ‘muscles’, then they get weaker and the risk of an unhealthy relationship is higher.
There are many marital education programs running out there.They teach lessons on several topics such as good communication, effective listening and dealing with conflict.
These programs are not lame contrary to general belief. They have actually shown a good result by reducing the risk of divorces and helping people resume their happy and healthy couple life.
WHAT HAPPENS IN COUPLE THERAPY?
Do not worry about what will go down in therapy sessions. Itis pretty easy, simple, relaxing and beneficial. Although every therapist has a different way of treating, there are some things that remain common.
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In the first session, therapist just ask basic questions to get to know you better and the goals you want to achieve regarding your problem. Some therapists may ask you to do simple homework for you to bring in the next session. Homework normally includes some questions or check-up on behavior. Nothing difficult or weird.
WHAT ARE COMMON REASONS FOR COUPLE THERAPY?
Couple therapy is very common and beneficial. There are many reasons people come to seek help for. Some common reasons included are:
- Problems in love life.A Private space is provided for such sensitive matters like sexual life.
- Lack of communication in the right way because just talking more is not communication. Both parties should be willing to speak, listen, respect and care for each other.
- Financial issue is a bigand common problem, especially in marriages.
- A major change in life. For Suppose getting married, beginning of a family, extramarital affair, copying from addiction, unemployment.
- One party of the couple feeling stuck or getting in depression which is affecting the relationship.
HOW LONG DOES COUPLE THERAPY LAST?
Time duration differs with each couple. Everybody has different problems and severity to it, so it really depends on the couple.
Some Couples need just a few therapy sessions and some need a few years until they are satisfied that there problems are solved and they can restart their life to have a happier and healthier life.
So in general, couple therapy is extremely beneficial and should be considered for sure.