A variety of untreated mental health issues can, impede life growth, damage relationships the stress of unresolved traumatic events, can be a threat to couples and individuals finding meaning and connection. This is when typical couples interventions can stall because they don’t address the unresolved traumatic stress and consider how this stress can keep a relationship stuck.
Navigating your own healing, sometimes, is not possible. If you're having trouble managing your home or your work life, when these life issues feel like they're starting to deteriorate, then these are signs that it is time to consider getting some help.
Developing personal life processes that deepen relationships can involve healing, and learning the communication skills and conflict resolution skills that, will help you find peace, greater harmony, understanding, and happiness, not just with your partner, but in all of your important life relationships.
Learning how to resolve conflicts effectively, will mean that you will be able to lower the intensity, frequency and duration of emotional arguments, gain insight into dismantling pseudo -conflicts, decrease escalating emotional reactions, and stay emotionally regulated.
At the same time, learning to collaboratively and not judgementally understand each other’s reactions can facilitate deeper and more frequent experiences of closeness. By leaning and developing listening skills, and the capacity to understand each other, you will support each other with positive communication that will and enhance closeness and intimacy.
Counselling can provide you with the tools to have meaningful discussions that are free of blame, shame and judgement, significantly improving meaning, connection and life satisfaction.
Doing the hard work to learn the skill that deepen love and connection with each other is necessary for all meaningful lifetime relationships. This serves as a secure base and a model of what a lifetime relationship can look like for your children. Research is clear that providing children with good enough parenting, and a good enough relationship example, is the best launch pad you can offer them for future success.