Relationships can be complicated, whether it’s with a partner, a sibling, a parent, a friend, or an ex. How we approach relationships are most often shaped by the family dynamics we saw as a child. Family dynamics can include who makes the decisions, what respect, honesty, or anger look like, just to name a few.
Anyone seeking healthier and happier relationships can benefit from therapy. Even individual therapy can improve things if the other person(s) isn’t willing to try counseling yet.
Common topics addressed with relationship-focused therapy include:
- Verbal or emotional abuse
- Power imbalances
- Anger control issues
- Loss of a loved one
- Navigating divorce or co-parenting
- Blended family difficulties
- Lack of respectful boundaries
Therapy is often necessary to address relationship issues and heal wounds. If any of the above resonates with you, consider seeking out counseling. A focus on improving your relationship dynamics can be beneficial on so many levels.
Some positive relationship therapy outcomes are:
- Strategies to develop and maintain healthy boundaries
- Fostered sense of cohesion and communication among members of the relationship
- Promotes problem-solving through an understanding of role patterns and dynamics
- Builds empathy and understanding
- Reduces relationship conflict
Studies show that relationship therapy is particularly helpful for anyone who struggles with emotional overwhelm and poor communication skills and other behavioral issues. When the whole system grows, each member is better off.
If you’re interested in learning about how I can help you and your loved ones work toward more productive communication and respectful boundaries, contact me today for a free consultation.