Partners enter couple’s counseling for a variety of different reasons, and every couple is unique in their own strengths and vulnerabilities. However, most couples do find that it greatly benefits their relationship to seek out guidance during times of turbulence. It can be difficult for partners to de-escalate their emotions, take in others’ perspectives, and see a path out of an unhealthy pattern on their own. A therapist can teach a couple invaluable skills while illuminating specific unhealthy patterns in which they are stuck but cannot see or cannot find their way out.
Typical concerns of couples entering therapy:
- Infidelity or suspected infidelity
- Unhelpful or insufficient communication
- Lack of intimacy/closeness
- Frequent arguments
- Contemplating divorce