Relationships are hard; circumstances change, people change and as this occurs your relationship can become tiresome and tumultuous. Don’t let these troubling times get you down. Couples therapy can benefit couples with the smallest of communication issues to the biggest of difficulties. Here are 4 major benefits of couples therapy for the couple on the mend:
Learn Ways To Effectively Communicate.
When you communicate with your partner and/or spouse, it’s not just about the words and phrases they’re speaking. In a healthy relationship, there is a need to understand the feelings and motivations behind their words. Couples counseling can help you learn how to discern these feelings and motivations by indicating these emotions in session so that they can be recognized in the home setting.
There’s More Than One Way To Argue.
It’s not unhealthy to argue. The feeling of anger is necessary, but when you lose control of your anger, and let your emotions take control of the situation, the problem-solving efforts become unsuccessful. Couples therapy teaches partners that instead of getting angry at your partner for, for example, leaving his or her dirty laundry on the floor, you must first separate your rational concern from your emotions and take a step back. It is not uncommon to want to let your emotions take the wheel. Couples counseling teaches you how to control these feelings and talk about the issue in a productive way.
Navigate Unresolved Issues.
Now that we’re talking about our feelings rather than yelling, we can navigate unresolved issues. It’s much harder to think clearly when you let your anger take control of the situation. Couples counseling teaches you that you can work through your issues productively in instances when you can take that step back and think “why am I really angry?”
Make The Best Of It (For Everyone)– Even If It Ends It Divorce
Even if you work hard at couples therapy, it may not work for you and your partner. This could be for a verity of issues. You have to ask yourself if you and your partner are willing to change for each other, or if your unresolved issues are truly resolvable. However, if there are children, other family members or even mutual friends involved, having gone to couples counseling could aid you in the healing process. It will benefit the relationship that you and your former partner share and diminish feelings of betrayal or anger.
Less than 5% of couples seeking divorce also seek counseling. This statistic is demonstratively low and brings to mind a variety of questions about why married couples fail to see the benefits of couples therapy. There are major benefits to couples counseling that could benefit any manner of relationship and its participants, even if the relationship ultimately ends.