Are you and your romantic partner struggling to connect? Are you in a constant battle of “I’m right, you’re wrong”? Are you in need of an outsider’s perspective and guidance?
Consider working with a couples therapist or marriage counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Cincinnati, OH. We have Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as other counselors who specialize in relationship counseling. These professionals can help you and your partner get back to a healthy place.
In addition to couples therapy and marriage counseling, Thriveworks can also offer premarital counseling. Call us today to schedule a relationship counseling appointment.
Improving Communication in Your Marriage or Relationship
Marriage counseling, or couples therapy, is exactly what it sounds like—psychotherapy designed to help couples re-engage, rebuild, and regain a shared vision for the future.
During your initial session, your therapist will learn as much as possible about each of you and your relationship together in order to get a clear picture of who you are as individuals and a couple. From that clear picture, your therapist will work with you to determine what issues are at the core of your struggles.
Typically, marital issues stem from a lack of effective communication. This can be difficult to understand, particularly for couples who feel they “used to” be able to talk about anything. After living together for an extended time, dealing with life’s ups and downs, and making major decisions together, a couple often finds they aren’t as strong communicators as they initially thought.
This is completely normal, and in fact, it’s one of the most common issues we see. But that’s where your therapist comes in. They will help you and your partner learn communication skills so you’re able to communicate effectively. This is particularly important if you and your partner have different communication styles. When people with different communication styles discuss sensitive subjects, it may unintentionally escalate into a fight. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can learn to communicate effectively with the help of a marriage or couples counselor.
Prioritizing Open and Honest Conversations with Your Partner
Many long-term relationships suffer from a lack of honesty. That lack of honesty isn’t about lying so much as it is about avoiding conversation about tough subjects or subjects you believe your partner won’t respond to in the way you wish they would. Many couples come to counseling and say to each other, “I had no idea you felt that way.” Once a Thriveworks couples counselor is present to help “interpret” each partner’s communication style, things begin to become more clear and open dialogue can begin to happen.
We see couples counseling clients for a variety of reasons. Some struggle with the pain of infidelity and their sessions may begin with the potential for divorce on the table. Others may be tired of fighting about household responsibilities, and still, others may feel their partner has fallen out of love with them, and they’re not sure how to begin to rebuild things.
We also see couples struggling with sexual issues. Aside from infidelity, many couples are dealing with low sexual desire, disagreements about frequency or acceptable practices, and more. Sexual intimacy is one of the ways healthy couples reconnect with each other, and when that intimacy becomes strained, the tension can leak into other areas of the relationship. To make the situation more difficult, it’s a traditionally sensitive subject that can feel difficult to bring up with your partner without becoming defensive.
Once more, the couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks in Cincinnati, OH are here to help. We know how difficult being open and honest can be, especially if things have become tense. Our offices are a warm, confidential environment, and our therapists are trained in counseling clients about the most sensitive of subjects. Rest assured, we will work to put you at ease discussing these and other sensitive relationship topics. You and your partner can regain the intimacy you once shared. Your relationship can be so good, and all it takes is one phone call to begin the process.
Schedule Couples Therapy or Marriage Counseling at Thriveworks in Cincinnati
Our professional, compassionate therapists are deeply invested in helping you create the happiest, healthiest, most supportive relationship possible. No relationship is perfect, but your romantic relationship should serve as a refuge from the rest of the world. When that relationship is suffering, your experiences in the rest of your life may also suffer.
Thriveworks Cincinnati, OH counselors know how painful it can feel to be lonely with your most loved one right next to you. We’re here to help you become close again. We don’t keep a waiting list, and we can usually schedule your first appointment within 24 hours. Don’t wait any longer—the beginning of relief is just a call away.