nurturing your relationship …
Even the strongest relationships will be tested.
- An affair can destroy trust.
- A lack of sex can lead to feelings of rejection.
- Constant arguments can be exhausting and demoralising.
- Poor communication can leave you feeling unheard.
- Children, jobs and other areas of normal life can impact on your relationship.
If one or more of these issues relates to you, there is something you can do. There is rarely just one cause for the problems you are experiencing and understanding the underlying issues can help you to move forward together.
If your relationship is not giving you want you need, there is help available to get it back on track.
How can Relationship Counselling help me?
You may have a specific event or problem that has caused a crisis in your relationship or it may be that things seem to have just drifted into a place which leaves you feeling unfulfilled and unhappy.
In your counselling sessions, you are given space to talk about your feelings. Often when a relationship is in trouble, we stop hearing the other person as we feel that we are not being heard by them. It is a space to hear what your partner is saying. You may not agree with it, you don’t have to, but to be heard is often a vital first step in healing wounds.
We will establish some “ground rules” in our first session to break the frequent pattern of conversations quickly descending into frustrating arguments.
You may also be given some practical advice and will be asked to carry out some ideas and techniques at home, between sessions.
You are likely to feel more positive and to better understand yourself, your partner and your relationship. This can lead to a healing of wounds and the re-emergence of buried loving feelings for each other.
Whilst the aim is to help your relationship to be a fulfilling one once again, you may both feel that with your new insight, you agree on other ways to move forward with your lives. Whatever, the outcome, it is about helping you out of your present unhappy situation and into one that is more satisfying for you both.