Relationship Therapy

Relationship Therapy Could Give Both of You another Chance

Nowadays separation and divorce seem much more common than a few years ago. At one stage it was almost unheard of and a big scandal if a couple was divorced. Now it seems to be at the order of the day. It is as if it became too easy to simply give up and walk away. There certainly are some cases where this is the best solution for all parties involved, but is this really always the case? If you and your partner are experiencing problems, wouldn‘t it perhaps be beneficial for both of you and your partner to consider relationship therapy?

No-one likes going through a break up. We are, however, facing increased pressure to perform in our day to day lives. Work is getting more demanding and stressful. Life is becoming more rushed and free time seems to becoming increasingly less. This can very easily lead to us growing past each other without realising it, and before we know it we have become out of touch with each other’s needs. When choosing to take part in relationship therapy, it already signifies a commitment from both parties. It also provides you with a set time period that is specifically designated for the identification and solution finding of problems in the relationship. With the assistance of a non-judgemental professional, you can now work through these problem areas and find a common ground that satisfies both partners.

The goals in relationship therapy are for a couple to:

  • gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner;
  • to decide if they need and want to make changes, and if so, to help them to do so;
  • become more truthful with themselves;
  • develop new strategies for dealing with issues;
  • learn effective communication skills;
  • set better boundaries and learn to resolve their problems in a constructive way;
  • find clarity on how to proceed in the future while taking lessons from the past; and
  • be in a loving, caring and understanding relationship with one another and themselves.

Relationship therapy is not an admittance of defeat, but rather a promise to each other that you have not given up and that you believe in your future. If you realise that you and your partner are experiencing seemingly irreconcilable differences, Dr JC Coetzee for professional advice.