At Times, We All Need Some Extra Support!
Relationship Help For Individuals
Despite your partners choice not to participate, you can benefit in the following ways:
Decreased anxiety when conflict occurs.
More effective listening and communication skills.
A better sense of comfort and ease on your end in managing and working through impasses.
A better understanding of yourself and your needs.
Learn to facilitate and create a safer, less highly charged emotional place for you and your partners emotions, which can develop trust and intimacy.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR PARTNER
CHOOSING NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THERAPY AND CHOOSING
NOT TO WORK ON THE RELATIONSHIP.
Fear of being judged by the therapist.
Worry about being stigmatized by others for being in therapy.
Personal history of trauma/abuse/trust violations in past relationships, including family of origin where a high level of shame is used when feelings are present.
Fear of showing vulnerability.
Worry that participating in counseling as a couple will make things worse.
WHEN YOU BEGIN TO WORK ON YOURSELF AND MAKE CHANGES, THE RELATIONSHIP WILL NATURALLY CHANGE.
LEARNING BETTER AND MORE HEALTHY WAYS TO MANAGE RELATIONSHIP STRESS IS NOT ONLY GOOD FOR YOU, BUT GOOD FOR YOU AS A COUPLE.