Committing to another person and sharing a life together can be beautiful, but it is not always easy. When communication dwindles or conflicts are unresolved, a riff can occur between a couple. Fights, intimacy issues, passive aggressive behaviors, financial conflicts and relationships outside of the partnership can all jeopardize a couple’s happiness. If you and your partner are struggling to improve your relationship, consider seeking couple therapy. FEM Women’s Wellness offers individual, family and couple therapy sessions at our clinic in the Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV, area.
Couples are expected to have disagreements, even fights. Most mental health professionals agree that an occasional fight is not a major concern, but it can depend on how the fight or conflict is handled. If you have fights with your partner without agreeing on a resolution, each fight can leave behind resentment. In some cases, not fighting or talking about conflicts at all is even worse than arguing. Improving your communication skills as a couple and learning how to listen and be heard can resolve many issues facing you and your partners.
Benefits of Partner Counseling
Sometimes it takes an impartial therapist to reveal the issues within your relationship. Whether you are a married couple with a decade or more behind you or a new couple trying to find your way, partner counseling can have many benefits. During sessions with one of our therapists, you may experience ethe following benefits:
- Eliminate bad habits that are hindering your relationship
- Find better ways to communicate
- Set boundaries with others outside of your relationship
- Explore parenting struggles and solutions
- Resolve financial concerns
- Learn conflict resolution skills
When you grow as a couple, you can also grow as individuals. Deciding to undergo couples counseling may seem like admitting defeat, but it may be the step needed to save your relationship. Many couples come out of therapy stronger than ever with the tools they need to have a happier and more fulfilling partnership.
If you want to learn more about how couple therapy can benefit your relationship, contact our team at FEM Women’s Wellness. We can schedule your first session to explore whether partner counseling is right for you at our clinic in the Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City, NV, area.