Healthy relationships beautify and enrich our lives. A relationship is something that grows over time, as we share experiences with our partner: a first date at a special restaurant, a night dancing with friends, a special trip to the lake, a holiday party. Each experience adds to the richness and joy of your relationship.
Sometimes, though, life tries to crowd out the time you want to spend with your partner. You find yourself rushing to work, then to school, and then back home. Instead of just the two of you sharing a date night on the town, you might find yourself helping kids with science projects and homework. In addition to professional and family obligations, recreational activities, sports and other hobbies can sap away our energies. The pace of modern life seems to put a definite strain on relationships. In our day and age, even your best intentions to share more with your partner can be undone by the clock.
The good news is that you can learn to better your relationship by improving time management, getting your priorities straight, and working on effective communication with your partner. A couples counselor at Thriveworks Amherst can help you to accomplish all of these goals, and in turn, create a happier, healthier relationship and life together. Call Thriveworks Amherst today at (413) 634-4805.
Do I Need Couples Counseling?
As touched on above, no relationship is free of obstacles—while there are ups, there are also downs. It’s important to remember this is normal, even healthy, but you should also take challenges that arise seriously. Don’t push them aside or hope that they’ll resolve on their own. Take initiative and start work with a couples counselor to address the issues in your relationship as well as learn how to resolve future issues. These challenges might include:
- Ineffective communication
- Different visions for the future
- Lack of time spent together
- Intimacy issues
- Financial strain
- Disagreements in parenting
Do any of the above issues resonate with you? This is a small list of common challenges couples face. Remember: you don’t have to accept these issues as your relationship norm. Instead, you should address these issues and work on resolving them—of which a couples counselor at Thriveworks Amherst can play an important role.
What Will I Learn in Couples Counseling?
You don’t have to resign yourself to constantly feeling like you have to choose between your relationship and your obligations. The couples counselors at Thriveworks Amherst, MA know a healthy relationship actually requires some time spent engaged in individual activities. We can help you discover strategies that assist you in meeting the needs of your partner while not feeling like your relationship is taking over your life. We can help you address this challenge by working with you to find that balance between your partner and your schedule.
Though we can’t give you more time, our relationship professionals can work with you and teach you ways to help ensure the time you do have is well spent. Some of the tools we teach can include:
- Healthy Communication Strategies: Communicating is essential in creating a healthy relationship, allowing you and your partner to resolve issues and deepen understanding.
- Strategies for Developing Respect and Empathy: This allows you to deepen and strengthen your appreciation for your partner.
- Relationship Skills: These skills allow you to develop a more positive approach to your relationship.
As our relationship counselors work with you and your relationship, they may find additional strategies that can help. Being open to assistance is the important part. As you and your partner work with our professionals, we will provide you with some of the tools you’ll need to make your relationship healthier and stronger.
Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Amherst
The counselors at Thriveworks Amherst want you to feel comfortable discussing your relationship with us. We work to provide a warm, safe environment where your trust can grow. As you share what’s going on in your relationship, we can provide more specific direction and help that will make your visits more productive. You and your partner, working together with our couples counselors at Thriveworks Amherst, MA, can start making improvements.
Begin your journey toward a happier, healthier relationship by scheduling an appointment with one of our counselors. If you’re ready, so are we. Call today at 413-634-4805.