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COUPLES THERAPY

Couples therapy can help you at any stage of your relationship, regardless of marital status, age, race, faith, or sexual orientation. Couples therapy can address a wide range of relationship issues, including recurring conflicts, feelings of disconnection, an affair, issues related to sex, or difficulties due to external stressors

 

Definition

Couples Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help you and your partner improve your relationship. If you are having relationship difficulties, you can seek couples therapy to help rebuild your relationship.

Common Signs
  • Escalating conflict and nasty communication habits

  • Emotional distance and loneliness

  • Falling out of love, i.e. “I love you, but I’m not in love with you.”

  • Trust and commitment issues,

  • Attachment insecurities that are grounded in feelings of low self-worth and fears of abandonment

  • Feeling unsupported and emotionally dismissed 

  • Difficulty with opening up emotionally

  • Sexual intimacy is practically non-existent or  there is a lack of desire

  • Difficulties with in-laws, friendships, work, or life stressors including health issues

  • Abuse, affairs, and addictions (alcohol, drugs, porn, etc.)

  • Differences in parenting styles that lead to conflict

  • Mismanagement and disagreement on finances

  • Things feeling unfair in the division of household chores

  • Unequal decision making

Is it Time to Make a Change?

If you feel your relationship would benefit from couples therapy, discuss it with your partner and see if they’re open to it. If they’re resistant to it, explain why it’s important to you and how you think it might help your relationship. At Intentions Counselling we use various therapies, including Gottman Therapy to strengthen your relationship. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to our team.