Many of us subscribe to the idea that the “right” relationship will not fall short of perfect. That when we find “the one,” we won’t fight or bicker; we’d never question the validity or strength of the relationship; that life together will be easy. While this is a wonderful idea, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Our most important relationships, especially those with our partner, are challenging by nature. You will clash and you will argue and you will really hurt each other at times—but that’s okay. In fact, these challenges often have a way of bringing us closer together.
“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” –Joyce Meyer
That said, sometimes working through the challenges we encounter in our romantic relationships proves difficult. We might try our best to talk through a disagreement and compromise along the way—but we fall short of resolving the conflict. In these instances, working with a relationship expert can prove valuable.
Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA has a team of relationship experts. In addition to our couples therapists, we have marriage counselors and premarital counselors, all of whom have valuable relationship skills and experience. Our couples therapists are capable of helping couples at all stages of their relationship. They can help you if you and your partner are newly dating, if you’re engaged, or if you’re married! Regardless, they can help you work through your unique relationship issues and improve the overall strength of your relationship. If you want to schedule a couples therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Attleboro, just call our office.
How Can Couples Therapy Help?
In most areas of life, we don’t shy away from asking for help when we need it—say, when we can’t find something at the grocery store or we’re lost and need directions. Or, even when we’re suffering physically, from an injury or illness. In these instances, we reach out and appreciate the help that we are given. But the same can’t be said when we run into relationship trouble. Instead of asking for a little help and guidance, we usually keep these problems to ourselves and insist on figuring it out with our partner and our partner only. In reality, “any couple who believes they are encountering roadblocks for a healthy and supportive relationship should consider meeting with a couples therapist,” explains Oren Shtayermman, PhD, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at the Attleboro office. “The presenting issue may be work-related or about child-rearing and in most cases, it is grounded in communication, perception, and cognitive understanding of what the other person is saying. Meeting with a clinician can help sort any confusion or challenge in a supportive and healthy environment with no bias attached.”
In a nutshell, a couples therapist can provide you with valuable guidance that helps you work through your relationship issues and improve your overall relationship. They will not judge you and your partner for whatever it is you’re going through. They understand, perhaps better than anybody else, that relationships aren’t always pretty. They will focus their efforts on helping you clear the hurdle that’s in front of you. In addition, depending on your relationship dynamic and, your couples therapist might also help you to:
- Improve means of communication
- Manage unrealistic relationship expectations
- Have tough, but important conversations
- Develop an action plan for future issues
- Better express your love and care for each other
The couples therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA would be honored to help you navigate your relationship, whether you’re in a new or long-lasting relationship. They have essential skills and tools that they will work to pass on to you, which will further strengthen your relationship for years to come.
Work with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Attleboro, MA
Our deepest relationships can bring us so much love, happiness, and fulfillment. But they can also bring pain, hardship, and difficult emotions like disappointment and anger. It’s important to remember this when we enter a new relationship and to remind ourselves throughout the entirety of it. It is likely that you will, at one point or another, encounter relationship issues such as:
- Sexual issues
- Financial strain
- Parental disagreements
- Trust issues
- Differing plans for the future
- Addiction or another mental illness
This list could goes on. Relationships can vary from couple to couple. In any case, though, a couples therapist can help you to work through these problems and get back to a happy, healthy place in your relationship.
If you think that you and your partner could benefit from working with a couples therapist, reach out to our office. We have couples therapists, as well as marriage counselors and premarital counselors on staff who would be more than happy to assist you on this journey. These professionals are ready to step in and make a meaningful difference in your relationship. To schedule your couples therapy appointment just give our office a call.