Relationships are all unique and provide different circumstances and challenges. When the relationship is healthy, we feel respected, valued, loved, understood and content. On the other side, when the relationship experiences difficulties we can feel lonely, rejected, depressed, confused, and angry. Conflict is an unpleasant and normal part of a couple’s life, and it is one of the most common presenting issues for couples who attend counselling.
Problematic communication patterns prevent couples resolving problems, and limit their ability to effectively discuss challenges, that lead to relationship crisis.
Common Relationship issues
Counselling can help
Understanding the relationship and learning about each other’s communication style and conflict resolution skills can be a big first step towards a healthy, caring, functioning relationship. At times a relationship in crisis cannot be saved, however learning about it can prevent future relationship problems and establish positive communication patterns that minimise conflict in life.