How often do you and your partner argue? Once every couple of months? A few times a month? What about every day? Relationships take a lot of work—that’s no secret. However, there is a fine line between bickering and arguing to the point of no return.
Maybe you’re struggling to see eye to eye on something or you just don’t feel that spark anymore. Regardless, brushing your problems under the rug is never the answer—in fact, doing so only worsens the problem(s) at hand.
When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase, and strengthen you.” – Unknown
When faced with challenges, it’s important to stick together and aim to better understand each other. This is true and important for every couple out there, whether you’ve been together for a few months or a few decades. At Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT, our couples therapists and marriage counselors are highly trained and qualified to help you and your partner do just that. Through couples therapy or marriage counseling, you can strengthen your relationship, build trust, and overcome the problems standing in your way of happiness. If you think that you and your loved one would benefit from speaking with a trusted mental health professional, reach out to our office by giving us a call. We’d love to help you.
My Partner Doesn’t Want to Go to Therapy… What Should I Do?
The last thing you want is for your partner to feel like you’re convincing or forcing them to do something they don’t want to do. It’s not always easy to decide to go to therapy, let alone when it’s with your partner. Some people might feel like they’re going to be attacked or ridiculed. However, that is not the case here at Thriveworks in Cheshire. Our counselors and therapists aim to provide a comfortable and honest space to facilitate healthy and open communication.
If your loved one is struggling to see the benefit in going to therapy, consider bringing up these questions:
- Have we tried everything we can do to resolve our issues and move forward?
- Are we struggling to connect on a deeper emotional level?
- Is a past problem coming back to haunt us?
- Do we feel like things will get better if we keep going the way we are now?
Remember—it’s not about persuading your partner. To make the most progress in therapy, you want to both be mentally ready to open up and discuss your thoughts and feelings. Facilitating these conversations can help your loved one see the benefit of working with a therapist or counselor. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to try!
Will Therapy or Counseling Work for Us?
Let’s say you grew up in a low-income household. You never felt like you couldn’t do the things you wanted, but you knew that your family was tight on money. This constant financial strain unknowingly caused you to always feel like your money is going to be taken from you. You are very frugal and it takes a lot for you to purchase things that you want and can afford. This stress puts a strain on your relationship and causes you to argue often. This is just one example of an area we can work on you with.
There are many reasons why clients choose to work with us here at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT. The more common reasons include:
- Poor communication
- Lack of trust
- Infidelity by one or both partners
- Trauma or PTSD
- Financial strain or stress
- Parenting disagreements
- Family turmoil
- Unbalanced values
- Little to no intimacy
- Low sexual drive
- Grief and loss
- Major life changes such as moving to a new city or starting a new job
This list does not include every area that we work through with our clients. If there is something that is putting pressure on your relationship, we have you covered.
Working with a Therapist or Counselor: What to Expect
When you begin working with a dedicated therapist or counselor at Thriveworks, you can be sure to receive the most comprehensive care. During your first sessions, your therapist will work to understand both of your thoughts and feelings on what issues you’re having. With the information they gather, they’ll create a plan of action that is unique to your relationship. In doing so, they’ll utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and methods to help you overcome your difficulties and start living the happy, successful life you both want. Plus, you’ll work on your communication skills, problem-solving skills, trust, intimacy, and more.
Work with a Couples Therapist or Marriage Counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Cheshire, CT
If you are both ready to put your differences aside and start working together to improve your relationship, you’re in the right place. To get started with one of our client-focused mental health professionals, simply visit our online booking system or give our office a call. We offer our clients competitive benefits such as flexible scheduling options, online counseling, exceptional customer service, and no waitlist.
We want you both to thrive together. Let’s get started!