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- January 17, 2018 /
- by Stonebriar Counseling Associates /
- communication, couples counseling /
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Whenever you are married to someone or even dating someone, sometimes problems arise that you are unable to resolve on your own. Just because you love each other does not mean there won’t be conflict. Conflict is inevitable in every relationship. Sometimes people view this as something negative, but it should be viewed as part of life. You and your partner are not going to agree on everything, and that is okay.
Sometimes you try to communicate with each other to resolve the conflict and you can’t. You have tried repeatedly and just can’t push past it. Both of you have gone round and round and still have no resolution. Once you reach this level, it is time to seek couples counseling.
Some people look at this like it is a bad thing. It actually isn’t. Each person is usually set in their own ways and sometimes it is hard for them to grasp the opinions of their partner. People tend to be stubborn and not want to be open-minded. That is one commonality. Sometimes there is just a small piece missing that isn’t clear to either person. When you get wrapped up and stressed about the argument, it is easy to miss certain things. This is when someone else can help such as a counselor. If someone is on the outside looking in and helping both of you work through your problems, it can really be a big help.
Naturally, people have to manage a lot of stress on a daily basis. We have jobs and work to stress about. We come home and we have to think about chores. Lots of people also have children and that can cause a lot of added stress. Taking care of children is a huge responsibility. Not only do you have to keep up with their homework, but you also have to worry about things like sports or band practice.
There are always things that go wrong in life. This could include car problems or even just maintenance routines such as oil changes. There are always things that come up. Financial struggles can definitely add some stress and be a huge burden at times. When you have all of these stress factors in your life, sometimes it can be difficult to balance everything, especially a relationship with your spouse. It can also make it challenging to see things clearly sometimes.
Arguing can be stressful and it takes a lot of your energy. But when you go into a counseling session, you won’t be arguing. If things start to get heated then the counselor will be sure to calm you down. You will learn various techniques on how to manage your temper if you have one. You will also learn things that will help you understand your partner better and be taught how to discuss the issues at hand instead of arguing or yelling about them.
These are only a few of the reasons why you should consider counseling for your relationship. It is always good to have someone on the outside looking in. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to see anything specific in the future.