Relationship Issues Doesn’t Need To Stay Unresolved
It seems that it is becoming more and more difficult for many couples to make relationships last. When trouble strike, many are too quick to simply give up and separate. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your relationship is doomed if you and your partner have a fight. You just have to learn how to work through it. While there certainly is something like irreconcilable differences, many problems also have solutions. With work, finances and a busy schedule all adding stress to our lives, we just don’t always have the right perspective to find our way through these relationship issues. It is in times like these that we have to take a moment and look at our options. If you are experiencing relationship issues and you feel you want to save your relationship, then perhaps you should consider couples counselling.
Kobus Coetzee is a professional psychologist with a private practice in Centurion, who, among other things, specialises in helping couples. During these sessions, time will be spent on identifying and defining the relationship issues and then working on means not to only solve it superficially, but rather to strengthen the relationship and help both of you to deal with these issues as a team.
Focus will fall on finding mutual respect and understanding. No relationship can be healthy without this. A very important part of achieving this is the development of effective communication skills. You will also learn how to discover and explore different problem solving strategies in order to find a solution that works for both parties. Very importantly, you will learn to express your needs effectively. This will help collaborative growth. Ultimately, you will also be urged to rediscover your shared vision, with which you can move forward again as a couple.
Many think that seeing a couples therapist is the beginning of the end. The opposite is true – this is a big step towards recovery. Doing nothing won’t make the issue go away. If you are experiencing relationship issues, you should consider contacting Dr JC Coetzee.
Dr JC Coetzee Christian Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Centurion, Midstream, Midrand, Pretoria.