The past couple of months have been an uncertain time for just about everyone in this country. Whether you yourself have been suffering from mental health issues. Or simply the fear, job uncertainty, and isolation felt in all of Australia. Since individual issues have arisen in this trying time, it is no surprise if your relationship has become a little strained. Taking the time to work on your relationship is a vital part of keeping it healthy and thriving. There should be no guilt or shame associated with talking to a licensed third party to help achieve your relationship goals.
Here are 7 signs that you may benefit from relationship counselling.
You Keep having the same arguments
If you find yourself discussing the same things repeatedly. The frustration and volume increases, and the conversation goes in circles. If this sounds familiar, then you may need someone to interject. After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. Therapy can not only help you understand the root cause of the argument, but help you work through and past it.
You have stopped being intimate
Intimacy is an integral part of healthy, adult relationships. If you find you and your partner have lost that physical collection. Counselling can help you find the reasons behind your physical distancing.
You find fault in everything your partner does
Remember the honeymoon phase when you could find no fault in your partner? Now a few years down the line you cannot imagine how you ever felt that way about them. Resentment and anger lead to toxicity. Sometimes in those instances it is a struggle to view your partner away from the negative lens. A psychologist can help you over come the bitterness and find ways to strengthen a healthy relationship.
You do not have trust
Trust manifests itself in feeling physically and emotionally safe with your partner. If it has been broken, then it requires work to rebuilt. While it is not impossible to regain trust, it is a slow process that a licensed psychologist can help you tackle. It also requires both parties to be committed to rebuilding.
You feel ignored by your partner
Even when you are speaking up, you still feel unheard and ignored by your partner. This is a classic sign that the two of you need to work on proper communication. Communication is the key to happiness and a strong relationship. Therapists can help you understand each other better and learn how to communicate more effectively.
You fight about money
Especially during these trying times, money can be a sore subject. You may be fighting over deep-rooted beliefs, priorities on what to spend money on, or the stress of financial strain. Relationship counselling can provide you with tools to understand your partner’s perspective and guide you towards a resolution
You are considering an affair
If you feel so unhappy in your relationship you are considering an affair, then this is a massive signal. Consider going to the psychologist by yourself to discuss what is troubling you. Alternatively, come together to strengthen relationship before becoming involved with someone else. Relationship counselling can help identify what you are missing in your current relationship and why those flirty texts appear so appealing.