Relationships go through difficult times. People struggle to open up or feel like they’re not in a safe, non-judgemental space. Relationship counselling could be one of the best decisions you make together. Here are three reasons why it’s such a good idea.
1. Boost Communication and Listening
It’s not just about sharing your feelings but also about listening to your partner’s.
We tend not to listen to each other in order to hear what the other person is saying. Instead, we listen in for order to respond. Couples Counselling helps to break down the barriers of communication through active listening and addressing concerns. It can be difficult to do this without a professional, as we often talk over each other. One of our BACP approved counsellors will help to give you both time and space, so you don’t talk over each other.
2. Help to Create Compromises
Neither of you want to give up your hopes and dreams, but compromise is one of the keys to relationship success.
Counselling helps to open up this possibility. There is someone there to help you find the compromises so that neither of you have to give more than the other. There is someone there to help guide you through the murky waters and show you that your partner isn’t being unreasonable; they are just idealistic in a different way.
3. Find the Deeper Reasons
When you work through problems at home, you may only scrap the surface.
It seems like the issues are solved but then weeks or months later the issues arise again. The benefit of relationship counselling is that you can get to the bottom of all the issues and get a sense of why they keep coming back. You find the deeper reasons, so you can actually address the issue and not just treat the symptoms.
Because every relationship is different, each retreat at Reconnect UK is bespoke for the couple. Have a look at our sample schedule to see what a typical 3-day weekend retreat will be like, which can be adjusted accordingly to meet your own needs.
A member of our team will be able to help guide you through your troubles and create that safe space to communicate. It could be one of the best decisions you ever make in your lives together.