How’s Your Relationship On A Scale of 1 to 10?

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How Therapy Can Help Make It A 10.

If we had to rank our relationships on a scale of one to 10, where would your relationship score? Maybe someplace in the middle, or at a blazing, satisfying 10? We know for sure that raising kids doesn’t come with a manual or PDF file, well relationships don’t either.

Perhaps it’s time to give couples counseling a try with Sooner or later just about every relationship hits a bump in the road. A therapist’s view can help you see the issues in a neutral light. Therapy can help you step back and look at your relationship from a new perspective. With a trained couple’s therapist, both sides can open up and air their differences in a safe environment.

There is always room for improvement in any type of relationship, and therapy can help us to pinpoint where we need to do the work. But just how successful is couples counseling? From my own experience I think timing is important. Also, how open you are willing to be with your therapist?

Both people have to be on board and want to move forward for progress to be made. Both sides need to arrive with realistic expectations and of course and open mind when meeting for the first time with a therapist.

Couples counseling can involve one person, or both, typically both people are involved. Try to get into therapy before the blame game begins. This type of behavior can go on forever and do nothing but create a negative situation.

As Mommies In Orbit knows, it takes two open-minded, willing people to take that first step into couples counseling. Communication gets off track over the years, especially when you add kids to the equation. New healthy ways of learning to communicate are essential to the survival of the relationship.

Some of us become experts at hiding the dissatisfaction in our relationships. This should be an indicator that pursuing couples counseling is your next step. None of these first steps are ever easy, but the peace you may gain is so much better than the constant turmoil.

You may be thinking about the cost of couples counseling. This is a valid consideration. You can’t put a price on a happy, successful relationship, especially if it involves children. And kids definitely add an entire new dimension to your relationship.

We know it’s our responsibility to show our kids how successful relationships work. Knowing that there is help readily available through couples counseling, can be the first step in keeping our family together and functioning well.

So does couples counseling work? Can it really save marriages? It certainly can work if two people are willing to put in 100% with an open mind and ears. And it certainly can be worth coming out of your comfort zone that may not be so comfortable anymore. And as the old saying goes, you don’t know until you try.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

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