Couples & Marital Counseling: Improving Relationships
Do you have your perfect relationship?
The answer is, of course, NO! Why? Because there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. Unfortunately, the idea that one needs perfection can set up disappointment and dissatisfaction for many people. Counseling can often help couples identify their expectations and determine their reasonableness.
There are many reasons that individuals seek therapy to improve their relationships. A therapist may see clients for reasons as diverse as, “I wish my partner would pay more attention to me” to the most dangerous type of domestic abuse. In any case, one could first look to see if the following characteristics are present in their interactions. How would your relationship change if you were to develop these characteristics?
These are some of the qualities of a peaceful, healthy and loving relationship. Couples can learn how to use a variety of skills to make lasting changes in their behavior that will benefit the relationship. Sometimes one or both of the individuals would benefit from learning some coping strategies that will improve their ability to manage their anger and resultant behavior.