The door closes and you can’t stop grinning. The first date was magical. By the second date, you’re brimming with the possibilities of the future.
But then the 10th date comes and go, then the 50th, and the 100th, and now you’ve been with this person for so many years you’ve lost track. Maybe you’ve also lost track of that spark and relationship you’ve dreamed of. All those once endearing traits are now just annoying. And no one can truly anticipate Monday Mornings and late-night finance talks. Real life can suck the magic out of a relationship, and even take away the healthy, functional relationship and replace it with a consuming, unhealthy one.
Throughout all the changes your relationship will go through, there is always hope.
Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) couples therapy is here to support, encourage, and guide with professional experience and advice to get you and your partner back to a healthy, supporting relationship.
Of course, we will have doubts, fights, and insecurities in relationships. They are usually signs that a relationship is growing as you change together. This doesn’t diminish the fears! Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) wants to make sure both of you feel loved and worthy, because you are!
Relationships take hard work, dedication, and usually some tears. But together, Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) can help you work through the natural human mistakes and come out a stronger, happier couple. We will walk beside you as you bounce back from a hard fight, work your way through a rough patch, or prepare for the next one.
Does Couples Therapy Work?
Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) believes yes! Talking through a problem with an outside perspective has numerous benefits. The love you have is probably still in your relationship, just a little covered by all the insecurities, doubts, and arguments. You’ve put a lot of work and emotional investment into this relationship; it deserves the best possible chance to thrive!
Science has shown that in the beginning of a relationship, infatuation is stronger than any hints of deep love that might be forming. There’s nothing wrong with this, as infatuation is natural and healthy. But the surface-level, instinctual-driven infatuation has to move aside for the deeper, long-lasting love to form. When this happens, old habits and annoying routines can show themselves and drive tension into our relationship.
If any of these habits or routines your partner has makes you feel unsafe in anyway, our counselors are a phone-call away to walk with you through possible next steps to keep you safe.
But what if you partner just has some habits that aren’t dangerous, just frustrating or makes you feel unloved, unappreciated, or unrespected? A relationship is meant to build up both partners, so you shouldn’t feel that way all the time! Of course, we will all have those traits that require a little grace, but it doesn’t have to result in long-suffering. With our location convenient to Westerville and Worthington Thriveworks Counseling’s therapists and counselors will walk with both of you to discover the root of the problem and build upward towards a healthier, stronger relationship.
A few of the more common issues Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) can address include:
- Recovering from cheating
- Managing busy schedules
- Improving on communication skills
- Learning how to live together
- Adjusting to life changes and stress together
- Feelings of jealously or under appreciation
- Unmet needs for affection
- Differing expectations for the relationship
The smallest problems can snowball into big disasters, so it’s smart to smooth them out as soon as you catch it. Counseling can help with that. And, if it has already snowballed (at no fault of you or your partner), our Polaris Thriveworks counselors will walk beside you as we deal with even the biggest difficulty. Sometimes, huge changes need to be made. Occasionally, a couple might agree that it is best to end romantic ties. Other times, Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) couples therapy acts as a way to “check-in”, just as a physical check-up for your body, for couples throughout Columbus including those who live or work close by in Westerville or Worthington.
What Does Couple Therapy Look Like?
Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) has seen how quickly and frequently relationships shift. The difficulties you are facing will shift with it, and because of that, each Couples therapy session at Thriveworks is uniquely designed for you and your relationship.
What are your long-term goals? Your short-term goals? How do you and your partner work?
These are the questions we will keep in mind as we dive into couples therapy. We always keep a nonjudgmental space so we can practice the skills needed to grow and heal. Afterall, we are the guide, not the leader. Our expertise can help us get to the destination, but only you and your partner can get us there.
In a Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) couples therapy session, we might address issues like infidelity, feeling unloved, or communication. Other times, we might have an overarching goal such as increasing general relationship satisfaction.
Thriveworks Columbus, OH (Polaris) is here to be the bridge between where your relationship is and where you want it to be.
Finally, all relationships are welcomed at Couples therapy. If you’re dating, engaged, or married, we are excited to meet you and begin strengthening and healing your relationship!