Now is an important time to stop and take a look at where your relationship is and where it can go from here. Every relationship will face ups and downs. You and your spouse or significant other are very much different people. You will have different opinions. You will react to situations in differing ways. And, perhaps the most difficult to deal with, is dealing with each other. But, that doesn’t mean you have to accept it all.
What you need, though, is the ability to talk to a professional who can offer guidance.
Improving Your Relationship
If you both want to improve your relationship, you can often do so by bringing a third party into the process. That is, you need someone to help you to each see the differences, good and bad, occurring in opinions and needs and to find a solution to the problems or conflicts. When you work with a psychotherapist, you can accomplish this in a productive manner. You can get help with many of the areas you are struggling with, which may include:
- Improving communication
- Being more receptive of each other’s needs
- Learning to manage limitations
- Working to improve goals
- Outlining what your future together may be
What are you struggling with? Are you and your significant other often on different pages or even different paths in life? In many cases, you can see improvement in the quality of your life by simply learning how to interact in a more effective manner.
Sometimes It Is Not Going to Work
Another way that psychotherapy can help you is a bit more straightforward. You may need to come together and talk about all you have been through. You both need to state how you feel. And, in some cases, you both need to learn to accept that it just cannot go on any longer. In some situations, it is the hardest decision to make.
However, making that decision to continue or to end the relationship is a very big one.
When you work with your psychotherapist, you can gain the improvement in your quality of life that you need. For good or for bad, these professionals can give you insight into what your options are and how to improve your relationship. Take a few minutes to consider what you are doing right now. Could you improve life with a psychotherapist?
Contact me to schedule a free consultation at 212-413-7088.