Factors of everyday life can put an abundant strain on a relationship. Severe stressors may include Drug and Alcohol Addiction, resentment, infidelity, intimacy issues, lack of trust, and miscommunication. When problems go unresolved, or a partner is suffering from mental illness or health complications, one can feel helpless or have feelings of guilt or shame. Communicating effectively on both parts can alleviate emotional anxiety from subjects of all kind.
Couples often seek couples or marriage counseling when the relationship is at a standstill, or if they are unsure whether or not the relationship is worth salvaging. This type of therapy can benefit families with children who have been affected by relationship issues such as divorce, and confront the source of the conflict.
Treatment techniques may include the following depending on the Counselor:
- 16 Step. "Yes You Can", by Charlotte S. Kasl, PhD.
- DBT. Dialectical behavioral Therapy
- Helping Women Recover, by Stephanie S. Covington
- Mindfulness based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Helping Men Recover, by Stephanie S. Covington
- Getting to the root of the problem
- The Self-Esteem Workbook, by Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD.
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- The Complex PTSD Workbook, By Arielle Schwartz. PhD.
When a relationship is showing signs of addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or severe depression, seek guidance from a counselor immediately, for your safety and your partner.