The therapy of couples and marriages is addressed to people who:
- can not communicate with each other and are in conflict
- are having difficulties in expressing their own needs towards their partner
- are in crisis situations (cheating, illness, difficult life circumstances affecting life together with which partners are unable to cope)
- want to work on improving their relationships
- have a sense of emotional burnout in a relationship
- think about parting or divorce
When is it worth to take advantage of couples therapy?
If you feel that there are difficulties in communicating with your couple, expressing some feelings, experiencing crisis and doubt, difficulties in the area of intimacy and sexuality, or other unforeseen circumstances that have affected your relationship, and yet you care about to be together, it is worth taking advantage of psychotherapy of couples.
In the life of every couple on the path of development and the course of life, natural crises appear, which can be considered as developmental, but sometimes they are a source of endless misunderstandings or suffering caused by mutual misunderstanding. A close relationship between two people is also a situation in which individual problems of each partner are revealed - then the therapist will help the couple to know whether at a given moment of your life it will be beneficial to reach for individual psychotherapeutic help of one or both partners.
Benefits resulting from participation in couple’s therapy
The couple's therapist, or a family therapist, is an outsider - he is not involved in conflict. He does not judge or advocate any of the parties. His task is to help in an open conversation about what both partners feel, with which they can not cope, what they would like to develop and what they would like to change. Psychotherapy for couples does not offer ready-made solutions, but together with the couple, he seeks to find a way out that is most suitable for these particular people. This may involve the need to make some changes on both sides and be ready to accept what may be difficult to change. For these reasons, the whole therapy and its success largely depends on cooperation and involvement in the treatment process. The duration of marital therapy, the number and frequency of meetings depends on the goals the participants will decide to work on, as well as on how the further work on introducing changes to a shared life will proceed.