Back at the end of 2009, the infamous reality TV show Jersey Shore aired. Over the course of several seasons, we all watched as relationships formed, went through rocky patches, and sometimes crashed and burned.
Take Jenni and Roger, for example. They constantly argued and sometimes had trouble staying faithful to one another. A lot of hurt feelings were shown throughout the course of their relationship. After the show ended, they did go on to get married and raise a daughter together until they recently got divorced.
Jenni and Roger could have greatly benefited from talking to a couples counselor during the course of their relationship. The constant arguing and anger most likely caused deep emotional scars to form. A relationship counselor can help heal old wounds and provide you with guidance on how to move forward.
Are you and your spouse experiencing an issue that you just can’t seem to resolve? Relationship issues are common, but that certainly doesn’t make them any less stressful. If you’re considering seeking help to move forward in a positive manner with your relationship, a couples counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA may be able to offer the support and guidance you require.
Common Relationship Issues
Of course, it’s normal for partners to have disagreements throughout the years. Despite being in love, you aren’t always going to see eye to eye on everything; you’re individuals! Often, you can resolve these disagreements on your own, but at times you might find yourself feeling stuck and unable to work it out.
While the exact circumstances of your issues are of course unique to you and your partner, there are common themes that many couples report disagreeing about. These can include, but aren’t limited to:
- Feeling concerns about infidelity
- Disagreeing about how to handle money
- Feeling unhappy about a partner overworking or a job loss
- Having different opinions on how to raise or discipline children
- Struggling to balance a proper work/life balance
- Coping with a major loss
- Unaligned personal goals and values
- One or both partners were unfaithful
Or, your issue might be something else entirely, and that’s okay! If you pursue couples therapy, the counselor you see may not have dealt with your exact circumstances before, but their training and insight can be applied to help in your situation.
Hesitating to Seek Help?
All too often, partners hesitate to seek out a couples therapist at Thriveworks in Athens to address an issue because their relationship might be good otherwise. We’re glad to hear that you’re still in love and happy overall, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t reach out for support to address your disagreement. Why let it carry on until everything else feels bad, too?
If you’re still on the fence, consider asking yourself and your partner these questions:
- Have we tried resolving our issues in every way possible without positive results?
- Are we tired of arguing back and forth and struggling to communicate?
- Is there past trauma that we need to overcome in order to move forward happier and healthier?
- Is our spark and connection slowly fading and we don’t know how to bring it back?
There are so many benefits to working with a couples counselor. More than we can describe here. If you’re even thinking about scheduling an appointment, it might be time for you to pick up the phone or head to our online booking portal. Our counselors want to help you and your partner be successful and happy. You just have to start.
How We Can Help: Schedule a Session at Thriveworks in Athens, GA
Did you know that over 93% of couples who choose to work with a marriage or family therapist report feeling better prepared to deal with any future issues that may occur? If you and your partner would like to work out your disagreement in a safe, respectful environment then an Athens couples counselor would be delighted to help.
Give Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA a call and discover how much better your relationship can be. We have evening and weekend appointments, no waitlist, and can even get you into your first session within 24 hours of your initial call.
Don’t wait any longer. We look forward to hearing from you.