We have relationships of all kinds- partners or spouses, children, friends, parents, family members, bosses, co-workers, etc. Each relationship has its ups and downs. Sometimes we instinctively know how to manage the difficulties and sometimes we don’t have a clue. We can get caught in a cycle that is destructive or frustrating. It is even possible that your well-intended attempts to better the relationship may actually be contributing to the problems you are having! If you are struggling with a personal relationship it may be helpful to seek individual counseling. Having continuous support and accountability in the counseling process will aid in bettering your relationship overall. Objective support can offer new perspectives and insight into what is happening and allow you to proceed in a productive way. I often hear clients say that their spouse is not willing to go to counseling, even when they see that there are problems that are effecting the marriage. The good news is, that both partners do not need to get professional help in order for positive changes to occur!
I can help you identify the pitfalls and the struggles you are facing and help you develop strategies for coping in order to improve the relationship. You may need to learn how to communicate effectively or set boundaries in a way that will make the relationship more healthy for all. These skills can apply to all different kinds of relationships and will give you a voice in how to manage them effectively. Give yourself the opportunity to put your best foot forward to create strong, healthy relationships. You cannot change another person, but you can make your own personal changes that will help you feel better about how the difficulties you face effect you and your self esteem. I can help you get started.
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