If you’re in a relationship, you probably know that they take a lot of work – and a lot of compromises. Relationships are two-way streets. One person cannot be the only one giving and evolving. Both partners must put effort into the partnership in order to make it last.
Take Lily and Tyler, for example. They both work very hard yet rewarding jobs at the same company. They go to work together, they come home together, and they do everything in between together. After spending so much time together, these partners feel overwhelmed and even suffocated. However, they don’t know how to establish proper alone time.
While both Lily and Tyler have some growing to do independently, there is also a need to grow and evolve together. Spending so much time together is going to be a difficult thing to change and that’s why it’s necessary for them to effectively communicate how they’re feeling, when they’re feeling it.
Married couples and couples who are dating, no matter how long they’ve been together, need to prioritize their mental health and wellbeing. So, whether you’re struggling to find alone time, can’t communicate, or are trying to overcome a difficult challenge, know that help is available.
The couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID are dedicated to working with couples through their highs and lows. If you and your loved one are in a tough spot or just need a little fine-tuning, consider reaching out to our office. One of our scheduling specialists can set you up with a highly trained and qualified marriage and family therapist as soon as tomorrow.
When Is It Time to Work with a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor?
On average, couples wait six years before getting the outside help they need to work through their issues. That’s six years of arguing, tension, and unhappiness. Deciding to seek out the help of a therapist can be a tough decision. It’s not always easy to admit when there’s something wrong.
However, getting the help and support of a trusted counselor or therapist is actually a very smart choice. It shows just how much you want your relationship to work.
If things aren’t quite the way you want them to be, you can improve them. Here at our office, we see couples experiencing many different challenges, including:
- Infidelity from one or both partners
- Opposing values and ideals
- Poor communication skills
- Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, or addiction
- Parenting disagreements
- Financial disagreements
- Sexual intimacy problems
- Poor work/life balance
- Fertility concerns
- Grief and loss
- Family turmoil
If your concern wasn’t listed above, don’t worry. These are just some of the areas that our counselors and therapists can assist you and your partner. Couples counseling and marriage counseling can prove to be very beneficial. If your relationship is suffering in any capacity, the right time to start is now.
How Does Couples Counseling Work?
If you’re on the fence about starting therapy with your partner, you may be wondering what to expect. When starting therapy, your couples counselor 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 your specific needs that address you both as individuals, and as a couple.
Your Thriveworks 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. You can expect to use types of therapy including:
- Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
- Family therapy
- Narrative therapy
- Management techniques
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
During your time in counseling at Thriveworks in Boise, 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
Work with a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Boise, ID
You can live a happier life with your partner that is not only stress-free but cohesive. To get there, all you have to do is call us to start. Our therapists and counselors do not have waitlists which means you and your loved one can get started as soon as tomorrow. In addition, we offer evening and weekend appointments because we understand how busy schedules can get.
Other added benefits of working with a Thriveworks counselor include online counseling, text support via our success navigator, easy self-payment options, most major insurance carriers accepted, and scheduling specialists who won’t send you to voicemail.
Here at Thriveworks in Boise, we want to help you and your partner get back to the spot you want to be. Let’s get started today.