Greensboro Couples Counseling, Marriage Therapy
When couples have been together for years it’s common for them to start feeling disconnected. This can lead to resentments, sadness, confusion, frustration, and a host of other negative feelings. The good news is that this cycle can be broken. Thriveworks Greensboro counselors have the experience to help you and your partner save your marriage or relationship. Begin by reading these five tips and then contact us for your consultation.
1. Communication is key
Sit down with your partner and create a safe space. You need to reopen the lines of communication in a way that you’re comfortable sharing what’s bothering you and that your partner feels comfortable being honest as well.
2. Words and action go hand in hand
Communication is essential but it must be followed by actions. You’ll likely feel relieved when you get your feelings off your chest, but that’s not the place to stop. Brainstorm solutions to your problems and create your own personal plan for action.
3. Your problems aren’t going to disappear overnight
The problems you’re experiencing didn’t happen overnight and they won’t go away overnight either. Work together to repair your relationship with the expectation that it will take time. There will likely be setbacks but the key is to keep moving forward and stay committed to your goal of improving your relationship.
4. Don’t get complacent
When you start to see your relationship improve you’ll be tempted to take a step back from the work you’ve been doing. Don’t do this. Instead, keep talking. Keep using the tools you’ve learned. Stay proactive and deal with small problems before they become big ones.
5. Have an attitude of gratitude
It’s equally important to talk about the good things in your relationship as it is to talk about the things that aren’t working. Tell your partner why you love them. Tell them why your relationship is important to you. This will give you both confidence that you can move forward together.
If you need help working toward your common goal of an improved marriage then you should call Thriveworks Greensboro couples counseling right away. We can help you identify your problems at the core and create a plan to move forward.