Arguing frequently (particularly over little issues), calling your partner names, being confrontational, or using the argument to spite your partner are all signals that you should visit a therapist. All of these disagreements may arise from a single underlying problem, in which case counseling can help. Couples therapy can also assist you in learning how to discuss disagreements more effectively, gently, and respectfully.
Lack of Intimacy or Connection Calls for Couples Therapy
A healthy relationship does not necessarily require sex, but if one of you is grieving the loss of your private life, this could be a problem. For some, intimacy and sex are a means of expressing love, commitment, and appreciation.
Sex can sometimes make couples feel more connected, give them a sense of belonging, and bring them closer together. When intimacy is absent, a couple may feel less connected. Couples can benefit from therapy to work through their differences and reach a happy medium.
Simultaneously, couples may find that their sex drives differ, so even if they want to have sex, one spouse may want it, but the other may not, and vice versa. In this scenario, couples therapy can equip you with specific tools to solve this problem.
What Is Couples Therapy?
In a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can both talk frankly about your feelings, a couples therapist assists you in identifying challenges or problems in your relationship. Couples therapy is a short-term commitment that usually consists of six to twelve weekly hour-long counseling sessions with a licensed relationship therapist.
Lying About Something Leads to Loss of Trust
Having trust issues in your relationship can be a significant obstacle. Not only does it make you feel distant, but it also makes you feel insecure in your relationship. You’ve probably heard time and time again that a strong relationship is built on trust. Relationship distrust isn’t necessarily the result of a single major breach of trust, but rather a series of lesser incidents over time. A broken promise here, a missed deadline there, and an untrustworthy, unethical, inept, or uncaring pattern, emerges. Couples therapy can give a safe, secure, and confidential environment in which to express and resolve any stress or conflict.