People in a relationship seek counseling for a host of reasons, viz., communication issues, power struggles, lack of personal space, sexual dissatisfaction, trust issues, change in family dynamics due to the arrival of a baby, conflict resolution & intimacy issues.
There was a time when marriage counselors and psychologists mostly dealt with queries on living in a joint family or wanted tips on how to deal with the mother-in-law. These days, however, men and women are seeking help to understand how to co-habit the same space.
In couples counseling, the relationship is the focus, although each partner should also expect to focus on self-improvement and self-awareness,
Though counseling is recommended as soon as discontent arises in a relationship, studies show that on average, partners will not seek counseling until they have been unhappy for six years. And yet, the more time has passed, the more difficult it may be to repair the relationship. In some cases, a couple who has already decided to separate may pursue counseling in order to end the relationship amicably and respectfully.
Our certified counselors know that one of the first steps in improving a relationship is to teach each person how to regulate their emotions, stay calm, and use healthy communication skills to resolve problems new and old, and many partners see their communication improved as a result of counseling.