Introduction: Is The Spark Missing?
Are you and your partner feeling more like roommates than a couple? Have you noticed a change in your relationship that feels like something has been broken? If so, couples counseling may be the answer to your questions. Many couples will go through obstacles and challenges throughout their relationship, but when you begin to feel unsatisfied in your relationship it may be time to take a step back and find the underlying root of these feelings to prevent further hurting.
How Counseling Can Help
Couples counseling may sound like a cliche answer, but it could be the tool that your relationship needs to rebuild the foundation of love and trust that seems to have melted away. Though everyone may not be open to the idea of counseling, there are so many ways in which this practice can serve those in relationships both together and individually. Couples counseling is meant to help you gain back the missing pieces of your relationship to figure out what could have gone wrong in the first place. Below are just a few examples of areas couples counseling could aid your relationship:
- Effective communication skills
- Getting to the root of issues or insecurities
- Learning how to find a common ground
- Identifying and utilizing strengths as a couple
- Understanding the lack of intimacy
- Guiding your relationship to healthier habits
Vulnerability Is Key
If you are willing to point out the problems in your relationship then you must be willing to find the proper solution to them as well. Your relationship can only withstand whatever challenges you throw its way if you are willing to put in the work to make sure that you and your partner’s needs are met in the healthiest way possible. This means finding the courage to be vulnerable in counseling and opening up to the idea of being in a safe space where you can freely speak about your emotions and thoughts without the fear of judgment. There is no one cure-all solution for couples that are going through a rough patch in their relationship, but there are tools that can aid the relationship back to feeling like each partner is on the same team again.
Conclusion: Your Relationship Deserves Happiness
Whether you are just losing the spark or the issues have been present for years, it is never too late to reach out for the help that your relationship needs. At Amy Robbins Counseling we want to provide you with anything you may need to heal your relationship and move forward in your journey as a couple. We specialize in EFT for Couples and Gottman Therapy for Couples. We know how difficult it can be to ask for help in such intimate matters, but the sooner you seek help the sooner your relationship can be back to feeling like the spark never left.