Life Can Be Lonely
Undoubtedly we’ve all felt lonely at some point in our lives. It has been said that loneliness is an epidemic of our modern times. Loneliness is a ‘subjective’ feeling, and the causes aren’t the same for each individual. People experience loneliness for many different reasons, though the most common is a lack of an intimate connection with a partner. This longing for connection is almost universal, and can help encourage us to seek out healthy relationships.
Relationships provide a normal, natural way for you to combat loneliness. Your relationship provides a way for you and your partner to develop a lifelong support for one another. As you both grow together, feelings of isolation are driven away. Instead, you replace the emptiness of solitude with the warmth of sharing a connection with someone who wants to share your life.
You can Feel Isolated, Even in a Relationship
Being in a relationship isn’t a guarantee you won’t feel lonely. Indeed, Thriveworks couples counselors have seen cases in Kansas City and across Missouri where a relationship may actually make a person feel more isolated. Typically healthy relationships include conversations on mutual interests, shared ideas and the goals you and your partner have. However, if you find you and your partner only discuss the day-to-day maintenance issues of life, such as groceries, bills or other routine things, you may actually be ignoring a valuable part of the relationship and creating the perfect environment for isolation to grow.
Feeling separated from your partner can change the way you see your relationship. It can lead to a downward spiral of even greater relationship problems. When you feel lonely, you may under-value your current relationship, forgetting times in the past when you received support. You might think your partner isn’t interested in you and is less committed to the relationship. If not addresses, these feelings of isolation can prompt the end of the relationship.
Thriveworks Kansas City, Missouri Counselors Want to Help You Connect
Thriveworks therapists want to help you maintain your relationship and improve the support you and your partner offer each other. We know that past obstacles may create questions in your mind, doubts about whether you can succeed in rebuilding the feelings of connection you had in the past. As you work with our staff, you’ll see new avenues forward, ways to regroup and rebuild.
Thriveworks couples therapists have the training and experience to investigate your relationship and find those issues that may put distance between you and your partner. Once we’ve identified these challenges, we can work with you to learn how you can surmount these issues and create the relationship you’ve wanted. Your efforts can help you draw closer to your partner and may help you achieve a level of connection better than you previously had.
Discover How Our Couples Therapists Can Help
The first step in learning more is to contact Thriveworks Kansas City. We have therapists and counselors available to help you in your relationship. Your time is important to you and we want you to know we will work with you to ensure you see someone quickly.
Begin today by scheduling an appointment in Kansas City, Missouri with one of our counselors.