COUPLES THERAPY 2021-05-12T09:09:41+00:00

COUPLES THERAPY

The needs to belong, be accepted and to feel close to other humans are fundamental human needs, and relationships are of vital importance in this regard.

We all wish to be loved and respected in a relationship just as we are. When in a relationship, we want to grow and develop our qualities, talents and abilities that make us unique and valuable. If relationships, on the one hand, can be a safe haven that bring value to our lives, they can also be a source of deep pain on the other.

The quality of relationships we maintain with our loved ones affects our overall psychophysical well-being. When we feel secure and emotionally connected to our partner, we can draw strength from the relationship. In such a relationship, it is easier to ask for support and comfort in times of need. Furthermore, we more easily provide comfort and support to our partner. A secure emotional connection does not happen on its own, we must nurture it, put effort into it and co-create it on a regular basis.

COUPLES THERAPY

The needs to belong, be accepted and to feel close to other humans are fundamental human needs, and relationships are of vital importance in this regard.

We all wish to be loved and respected in a relationship just as we are. When in a relationship, we want to grow and develop our qualities, talents and abilities that make us unique and valuable. If relationships, on the one hand, can be a safe haven that bring value to our lives, they can also be a source of deep pain on the other.

The quality of relationships we maintain with our loved ones affects our overall psychophysical well-being. When we feel secure and emotionally connected to our partner, we can draw strength from the relationship. In such a relationship, it is easier to ask for support and comfort in times of need. Furthermore, we more easily provide comfort and support to our partner. A secure emotional connection does not happen on its own, we must nurture it, put effort into it and co-create it on a regular basis.

Fast-paced lives, major life changes, ordeals, routine, lack of mutual attention and conversation can bring estrangement and pain into a relationship. The couple’s emotional connection is lost and the need to feel accepted and loved remains unmet, which is what causes the pain inside us. The fear of being hurt again usually only reinforces the negative behavioral patterns with which they often hurt each other. Couples usually seek therapeutic help when they are unable to find a solution for their relationship problems for a longer period of time.

The most common reasons are:

Fast-paced lives, major life changes, ordeals, routine, lack of mutual attention and conversation can bring estrangement and pain into a relationship. The couple’s emotional connection is lost and the need to feel accepted and loved remains unmet, which is what causes the pain inside us. The fear of being hurt again usually only reinforces the negative behavioral patterns with which they often hurt each other. Couples usually seek therapeutic help when they are unable to find a solution for their relationship problems for a longer period of time.

The most common reasons are:

  • emotional alienation, misunderstandings, communication problems and frequent quarrels;
  • experiencing all forms of violence in a relationship;
  • various forms of addiction;
  • sexual issues;
  • infidelity;
  • jealousy;
  • thoughts about divorce;
  • difficulty to cope with life changes (the birth of a child, loss of a job, etc.)
  • emotional alienation, misunderstandings, communication problems and frequent quarrels;
  • experiencing all forms of violence in a relationship;
  • various forms of addiction;
  • sexual issues;
  • infidelity;
  • jealousy;
  • thoughts about divorce;
  • difficulty to cope with life changes (the birth of a child, loss of a job, etc.)

With the help of a safe therapeutic support, they learn to recognize the emotional dynamics that trigger their conflicts, stop them and find a new, more functional way to resolve distress. At the same time, they mutually strengthen the feelings of security and vulnerability, thus connecting on an even deeper level. They talk about their pain, desires, needs and expectations, while remaining open and responsive to their partner’s emotional experience, who also feels in their own unique way. Options to develop our relationship increase if we know ourselves and understand our way of thinking, our behavior and emotions, and if we are willing to take responsibility for what we are experiencing. Although changes require one’s time and willingness to work, and the path to our goal is often winding and dynamic, it is worth putting in an effort to build an honest and trustworthy relationship.

With the help of a safe therapeutic support, they learn to recognize the emotional dynamics that trigger their conflicts, stop them and find a new, more functional way to resolve distress. At the same time, they mutually strengthen the feelings of security and vulnerability, thus connecting on an even deeper level. They talk about their pain, desires, needs and expectations, while remaining open and responsive to their partner’s emotional experience, who also feels in their own unique way. Options to develop our relationship increase if we know ourselves and understand our way of thinking, our behavior and emotions, and if we are willing to take responsibility for what we are experiencing. Although changes require one’s time and willingness to work, and the path to our goal is often winding and dynamic, it is worth putting in an effort to build an honest and trustworthy relationship.