How is your relationship going? Are you and your partner feeling connected, are you communicating well, are you happy? Romantic relationships take a lot of work and every couple faces challenges and hardships along the way. Sometimes, these challenges look like:
- Arguing over household chores and responsibilities
- Disagreeing on how to parent
- One or both partners struggling to maintain a proper home/life balance
- Coping with a major loss
- Losing “the spark” overtime
When you’re in a partnership, you’re supposed to feel free and in love but sometimes it can feel more like you’re trapped in a cage. If you and your partner have gotten to the point where you might need some extra help getting on the same page, it might be time to work with a couples counselor or marriage therapist.
At Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, NH, we work with couples who seek the help of marriage counselors and couples therapists to help them improve their relationship. If this sounds like something you and your loved one could benefit from, consider working with us. All you need to do is call our office to get started.
How Does Couples Counseling Work?
If you’re on the fence about starting therapy with your partner, you may be wondering what to expect. Don’t worry, it’s a lot simpler than you may think. When starting marriage counseling or couples therapy, your couples therapist will first understand what you and your partner’s individual concerns and goals are. Doing so, the counselor will be able to create a treatment plan based on the specific needs that address you both as individuals, and as a couple.
Your Thriveworks licensed professional therapist will use a variety of different methods and techniques to connect with you and your loved one on a deeper level. They’ll help you identify the root causes of your issues, learn how to work better together, and help you connect on a deeper level. During your time in therapy, you can also expect to work on things like:
- Active listening (understanding your partner, not just hearing them)
- Communication skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Trust and admiration
- Stress and anger management
Couples experience many other great benefits when they decide to seek marriage counseling or couples therapy.
How Do We Know If We Are a Good Fit for Therapy?
Here at Thriveworks, we strongly believe that everyone can benefit from counseling. Everyone’s mental health should be a priority in their lives. If you were suffering from chronic headaches, you wouldn’t think twice about scheduling an appointment with your doctor. You should think the same when you’re experiencing marital conflict or challenges in your relationship.
A list of common reasons we see couples in therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford are:
- Infidelity and cheating
- Disagreements about family, parenting, and/or values
- Communication problems
- Stress and anger
- Conflicting goals in life
- Lack of intimacy
- Problems with sexuality
- Grief and loss
- Trouble conceiving
These are only a few examples of the reasons to seek the help of a trusted marriage and family therapist. If your problem wasn’t on the list, don’t worry. We can help. Even if you and your partner aren’t sure exactly what the root cause of your problems are, we can help you identify them.
In cases where the problems and challenges you and your partner face are too big or too emotionally draining, your therapist can also help you make tough decisions like when it might be time to split up. Regardless, here at Thriveworks, we have both partner’s best interests at heart.
Start Working with Relationship Counselor at Thriveworks in Bedford, NH
It doesn’t matter if you and your partner have only been dating for less than a year or have been married for over a decade. Our team of therapists and counselors have the training, education, and experience to help you work through whatever is standing in your way of the relationship you yearn for.
Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Bedford, we dedicate ourselves to providing our clients comprehensive, client-focused care. That’s why we offer competitive benefits such as online counseling, flexible scheduling options, and no waitlist.
You can trust that you can get the help you need as soon as you need it. Just give us a call. We’d be happy to help.