Facts About Relationships
Let’s face it, relationships can be very challenging. In my 30+ years in the world of counseling, this is the area where the most people come to see me. Most of us are aware of the staggering 50% of marriages that end in divorce. What’s even worse is the 60% of second marriages, and 70% of third marriages, that both end the same way.
When you add to that the over 30% of all women who will be abused by their partner at some point in their lives, you can easily see how relationships are one of our biggest challenges.
However, with a little help and guidance, most people can improve the quality of their relationships. When couples come to see me the first thing I do is an assessment to determine the best course of action. I explain the goals of our therapy, frequency of sessions and an overall timetable. When my clients follow through with our agreed upon treatment plan, there’s a drastic improvement in the quality of their relationships, as well as their individual lives.
It’s not uncommon for one or both people in the relationship to be struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or an addictive behavior. Part of my initial assessment is to evaluate all ares of both people’s live so I can ensure the best treatment possible.
If you’re struggling with your relationship, you may find yourself asking the following questions:
- Why do we always argue?
- Why aren’t we close like we used to be?
- Why is my partner always angry with me?
- Where has all our intimacy gone?
- What do I do if I think my partner is having an affair?
- How can we rekindle the spark?
- How can I better handle my partner’s drinking?
If you’re struggling with unresolved relationship issues, give me a call and let’s see how I can best serve you. After all, you and your relationship are worth it!