If you and your partner are having difficulties, maybe you should try couples counselling.
Relationships are wonderful. There is nothing better than the feeling of being in love. That is why, when a loving relationship goes through troubles that it can be extremely painful for both parties. Whether married or not, and whatever the genders in the relationship, counselling can be a way to allow both partners to talk in a supportive atmosphere and to air problems and resolve them.
There is an old saying, where there is love there is hope. It may sound cliché but it is true and for millions of couples who still loves each other, it is worth the effort to seek professional help with their relationship. Sometimes it can be so difficult to talk and air problems or to see the other’s point of view. A counsellor will help with this and give everyone a chance to speak and consider the situation from another perspective.
Usually the sessions take place over a number of weeks or months, as long as is required for the couple to reach a mutual decision about the future of their relationship. Sometimes that means staying together, sadly, sometimes it means parting company. However, whatever the outcome the help and support of a professional can make an excruciatingly painful situation a little easier to bear.
If you think you and your partner may need couples therapy and help with your relationship, look online and locally for a reputable psychiatrist or psychologist who specialises in helping couples with their relationships. The most important thing to remember is to choose a professional who is fully qualified and can demonstrate they have the credentials to provide this form of psychological treatment. Do not attend sessions with anyone who is not fully qualified.
Remember that every person and couple is unique. They will all have their own problems and issues so no session should be the same for everyone. You are looking for a psychiatrist who will understand that and take the time to get to know you both. By listening to your perspectives and learning about your situation, they are more likely to be able to help you.
Sometimes there are intimacy issues in relationships. This could be as a result of other health problems, infidelities or sexual addictions. For problems like this it is paramount that you only speak to psychiatrists who have experience in these areas. They are specialist areas and should not be treated by anyone who does not have experience in them.
It is important to remember that you must not suffer in silence. The help is there for you and your partner if you need it. Rather than leaving problems to fester or get worse it is much better to reach out and get the help quickly, that way there is a chance that things can be resolved and that the two of you can get back to enjoying a loving, fulfilling and intimate relationship again.
Look for the right type of support and advice so that you, your partner and your family can enjoy a happy life again.