Your significant other always forgets to lock the door. They promise that they’ll take the trash out but happen to forget—again. You can never agree on what to eat for dinner. Your dream vacation spots don’t align. The way they yell at the TV during a football game drives you crazy. And you’d rather they were a little more organized. But, you love them. Is that enough?
Every couple experiences relationship issues that threaten to destroy the relationship. These issues ranges from mild to more serious. The above issues would probably be categorized as more mild, while other issues—like major jealousy, trust issues, and disagreements on parenting—would probably be ranked by most couples as more serious. But mild or serious, all of the aforementioned can succeed in ripping a relationship apart. That is, unless the couple gives their relationship a fair shot in couples therapy.
“You can’t just give up on someone because the situation’s not ideal. Great relationships aren’t great because they have no problems. They’re great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work.”
If you and your partner are between a rock and a hard place, consider working with a couples therapist or counselor at Thriveworks North Charleston. These relationship experts can help you discuss and work through the issues in your relationship. Many people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to dating, such that the “right” relationship won’t be hard. But the harsh reality is that we often encounter challenges in our most important relationships. Fortunately, if you put in the right time and work, you and your partner can work through these challenges together.
Do We Need Couples Therapy?
As we just mentioned above, every couple out there encounters difficult times and challenges that test their relationship. Additionally, there are almost always improvements you can make in your relationship! In summary, virtually every couple out there can find value in working with a couples therapist or counselor. Just as you can benefit from working on your personal health and development on a regular basis, you can benefit from putting some work into the health of your relationship.
That said, you are more likely to work with a couples therapist if your relationship is in trouble. And you might find couples therapy more valuable if this is the case, too! Just know that whatever is going on, our couples therapists at Thriveworks North Charleston will look at your specific relationship needs before they design your treatment plan. For example, depending on your needs, your couples therapist might design your treatment to help you and your significant other work through:
- Jealousy issues
- Lack of trust in the relationship
- Financial stressors
- Implications of infidelity
- Parental disagreements
- Different visions for the future
Believe it or not, this is just the short list. Truthfully, the couples therapists at Thriveworks North Charleston can help you with the above issues as well as many other challenges that pop up in relationships. They will work to equip you with essential communication and problem resolution skills. Additionally, they can help you to manage relationship expectations, keep a positive attitude, maintain all of the work you’ve accomplished so far, and ultimately build a stronger relationship together.
Work with a Couples Therapist at Thriveworks North Charleston, SC
If you and your partner have identified a need to work with a couples therapist, look no further. Thriveworks North Charleston, SC has relationship experts—including couples therapist, marriage counselors, and premarital counselors—who can meet your needs. They will work to equip you, your partner, and your overall relationship with the skills and tools needed to build a happier, healthier relationship.
Are you ready to set up your first couples therapy appointment? Give Thriveworks North Charleston, SC a call. We have scheduling specialists on staff who can get you all scheduled for an onsite or online counseling appointment. Keep in mind that we do have same-day and next-day appointments available for both in-person and online counseling sessions. And either way, you can expect to work with a skilled, qualified, caring counselor who cares about you and your relationship. We hope to hear from you soon!