Relationships are oftentimes at the core of an individual’s satisfaction with life. However, they are often times difficult to manage. With individual nuances, personalities and temperaments affecting our relationships, it is fair to say that most of us feel challenged by our individual relationships. Couples therapy is a limited, though not superficial, form of psychotherapy with the aim of helping the partners to enjoy a more rewarding relationship; or with the aim of lessening some of the strains and dissatisfaction in the relationship. It focuses on improving communication, respect, conflict mediation, and conflict resolution. Other topics may include changing habits, managing finances, short and long term goals, prioritization and compromise.

Throughout the process, the therapist attempts to help both partners see the relationship in a more objective manner and change the way that the partners actually behave with each other. In addition to helping them improve their interactions, a therapist also ensures that their clients are not engaging in actions that can cause physical or psychological harm. Couples learn how to speak to each other in more supportive and understanding ways. They learn how to listen more actively and emphatically.

Effective couples therapy also points out the strengths in a relationship and build resilience. The point of promoting strength is to help the couple derive more enjoyment out of their relationship and function effectively down the road. By reducing dysfunctional behavior, individuals and couples communicate effectively with one another, share their emotions, build and maintain positive close relationships.

What you can take away:

• Benefit 1: To understand the necessary elements that create intimacy

Benefit 2: To better resolve conflict

• Benefit 3: To avoid the process of ” Power and Control”

Benefit 4: Improve communication and dialogue