There is a common misconception that the only time to seek relationship counseling is when a couple has struggled for years and are at the end of the love and affection they once felt for each other. The American Psychological Association reports that around 75% of couples who utilize therapy report improvements in their relationship, and many people trust that when they’re desperate, counseling is a resource they can trust. However, it’s critical that couples don’t wait until small resentments become huge obstacles and growing tensions difficult to repair and correct after being neglected and pushed aside for too long.
When two people are committed to each other, but find themselves arguing all too often and getting nowhere, feel they’ve grown apart, are going through a difficult transition, or are lacking in intimacy and enjoyable sex, counseling is a great tool in reversing these concerns and becoming close again. Out of the all the good things in life, relationships can bring the most joy, peace, and stability. Consequently, they can also be the source of the most conflict, pain and difficulty. What better investment can be made than in building healthy, happy relationships with your partner? And what better way to improve relationships than with an outside observer trained in changing behavior, teaching coping skills, and improving communication?
Since the pandemic started, 34% of couples have reported increased conflict and reduced intimacy. Some are struggling to overcome financial hardships, lack of privacy, medical concerns, domestic violence, or all the above.
Don’t wait until intimacy and connections are gone before. Increase the quality of your life in one of the most important ways by making an appointment with a competent, compassionate therapist at New Horizons Counseling Center.