Relationship Counseling helps you answer one of the most core question – Is love enough? Often relationships go sour, communication gets broken or misunderstood, distrust creeps in and relationships that were once a source of happiness, reach a bitter end due to unresolved hurts, unmet needs, disappointments and unrealistic expectations.
Love is a necessary factor for a strong and fulfilling relationship but NOT enough. So WHAT is? Relationships require concerted effort from both ends. They require listening, empathy, understanding, healthy boundaries, communication & consistency, to name a few and this is what Relationship counseling helps you work on.
Relationship counseling creates a safe and conducive space for individuals to communicate without hurting each other, understand without judging each other and create a better understanding of each other’s needs. Relationship counseling offers an opportunity to heal, build and thrive. It helps one explore and understand how unique, subjective elements of each individual personality might be creating friction in the relationship and how to repair the rupture caused due to it. And sometimes, it helps us move on from a relationship that is beyond repair.
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Lack of Trust in Relationships
Of the many factors that can complicate a relationship, lack of trust in your partner or trust in a relationship is one of the hardest ones to deal with. Trust in a relationship is the act of placing confidence in your partner. When you trust your partner you are able to strip your soul to them and let them in your life easily. We cannot weigh trust in terms of either/or but more based on degree and intensity of its presence.
Losing The Spark
Falling Out of Love
Happily Ever After doesn’t always happen. Love is a complex mix of feelings, emotions, attraction, attachment, respect, admiration between two individuals who will keep evolving over time.You may love each other as you are today but as you both evolve as people, will you continue to be AS PERFECT as you were when you set out?
Build a Fulfilling Marriage
Cheating in Relationship or Marriage
Relationship Counseling Approach
- Vent: Your Relationship counsellor will spend the initial part of the therapy in building a rapport with you and giving you a safe, non-judgemental atmosphere to share your challenges.
- Identify: The relationship counselor will understand the current concerns, explore the relationship in-depth, identify the areas of work, set goals for therapy.
- Plan: After receiving clarity on the length and breadth of the relationship concern, the relationship counsellor will help to identify whether individual sessions will suffice or there is a need for relationship counselling or family therapy as well to find a resolution.
- Individual sessions- When individual personality factors like insecurity, anger outbursts, rigid beliefs, unrealistic expectations, inability to regulate emotions, possessiveness, controlling nature impact the interaction or when a previous trauma continues to trigger us in the present and leads to dysfunctional attachment patterns.
- Relationship counselling or family therapy- When two or more people’s communication patterns, belief systems, attachment styles, distress tolerance, needs, expectations, rigid and flexible, imbalance between intimacy and autonomy, boundaries lead to destructive patterns of codependency, enmeshment, toxic relationships that hurt one or all involved.
- Action: The Relationship Counselor will help to chart a course of action and step by step take up each problem area of the relationship like controlling behaviour. personality clashes, lack of space, or autonomy, fair fighting, boundary setting and equip you with skills to resolve conflicts change perspectives, find a middle ground or part amicably.
- Progress: You may find noticeable changes after a few sessions where you would be able to identify triggers, deal with conflict effectively and are able to break the cycle of negative interactions.