When a relationship is in difficulty
Relationship difficulties can be hard to work through. When issues arise, it isn’t unusual to struggle to understand what is going wrong. We may get mad or upset with someone without knowing precisely why. Or you may wonder why you’re acting a certain way around someone you care about. Sometimes psychotherapy can help.
Though you may love someone, many relationships can reach a point where it is difficult to find a way forward.
There may be a lot of arguments, conflict and resentment. But the difficulties don’t have to be confrontational. One, or both, of you may feel bored, misunderstood or ignored. You may find yourselves isolated from each other and leading separate lives. It can be a confusing and disheartening time.
You may want to make changes to improve the situation. While it can be difficult to see eye-to-eye on your own, professional counselling/psychotherapy can often help.
Examples of relationship difficulties
At the The FORD Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, we help many individuals who are going through relationship difficulties. The issues can be around arguments or partners ignoring each other, but these are simply communication problems which stem from another issue.
Some of the most common causes of relationship difficulties include:
- Not putting time into a relationship
- Excessive socialising or working
- Excessive drinking or gambling
- Sexual difficulties
- Money difficulties
How counselling can help
Counselling and psychotherapy can be extremely useful in getting to the root of relationship problems. Professional therapists can facilitate an individual in clarifying issues in the relationship and developing the skills to address them.
A therapist may find patterns in your relationship which causes problems. They may also explore your personal and family background to highlight how past experiences are impacting your current relationship.
Need help working through relationship difficulties?
Our professional therapists will provide a safe, compassionate and confidential environment where you can understand and address your problems.