Nip it in the bud!
Many couples are not satisfied with where their relationships are at, but don’t do anything about it until they hit rock bottom. By then, the relationship had eroded so much that it takes a lot of time, effort, patience and energy to work through their issues. For most couples that are going through relationship difficulties, support is needed to help both parties work on their side of things.
Often, the couple wish to change each other but that does not help. We cannot change the other person, right? What we can change is our reactions and responses and how we communicate with our partner. It is an easier process if the couple work on their issues sooner than later.
It makes sense to work on our relationships earlier, rather than not dealing with it until we cannot stand it any longer. Some couples have one partner who is unable to connect emotionally, and that person may not see it as a problem, but it really bothers their partner. Another example might be that one partner communicates harshly when he/she is stressed out over something. This partner, rather than talking about it, reacts negatively and then shuts off.
Sometimes different habits or expectations can cause conflict with each other. Parenting is another big issue, especially with blended families. Family of origin issues can also be problematic for couples. However, the good thing is that support is available, and improvements can be made early enough so that the relationship does not keep heading downhill.
Separations can be avoided if couples deal with their issues instead of carrying it over to another relationship. This can set them up for failure, all over again. Is it time to make improvements sooner than later? If you would like to improve your relationship, don’t wait until things get worse, do something about it now! Nip it in the bud! Get in touch with us for a free consultation.