How to Know When It’s Time for Couples Therapy

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How to Know When It's Time for Couples Therapy

Romantic relationships are not always easy to maintain, especially in healthy ways. Keeping your relationship with your partner healthy can take time and effort. Attempting to mend your relationship alone could be difficult. Many couples experience difficulties within their relationship. Noticing that it’s time for couples therapy is not something to be ashamed of. You and your partner may feel couples therapy is needed for many reasons. Healthy couples are key to a healthy society. Some might view therapy as a last resort, but therapy can benefit many couples at any time throughout a relationship.

Who Couples Therapy Can Help

Couples therapy is one of many therapies we offer at Avalon Malibu. Couples therapy can be for any couple wanting to keep their relationship strong and healthy. We also know that mental health affects millions of Americans. Issues of mental health can affect both the individual struggling and their partner. If you or your partner is struggling with mental health, couples therapy could be a good place to seek guidance. Couples therapy will give you a safe space to work on your relationship in different ways.

Couples therapy can be for any couple. There is no wrong time to seek guidance for the sake of building a stronger relationship with the one you love. We can help couples who struggle with a wide range of mental health issues and other related struggles. Mental illness can have an impact on a couple in a variety of ways.

A mental health struggle or mental illness does not need to present in order for us to help you heal. Couples therapy is not a sign that a couple is failing. It can simply mean something isn’t quite working, and it’s time for an outside perspective to help. Starting the conversation that couples therapy is an option is a great place to start. You do not have to wait until it feels like your relationship is falling apart in order for couples therapy to be beneficial to you.

Signs It Could Be Time for Couples Therapy

Conflict within a relationship is bound to happen at some point. Couples struggling to resolve conflict may want to consider couples therapy. This can occur at any point in a romantic relationship. Acknowledging it may be time for couples therapy is important when a couple is struggling to maintain the relationship in healthy ways. Some other signs couples therapy may be needed can include intimacy issues. This can include using intimacy in an unhealthy way or resorting to it too often in lieu of communication. In some cases, couples struggle with infidelity as well.

It is important to remember that struggling within a relationship does not mean the relationship can’t be healed. Couples therapy has proven benefits both in short-term and long-term situations. If you or your partner are struggling with mental health issues, such as depression or addiction for example, it could impact the relationship significantly. Knowing this can take a toll on both individuals is important. It could be time for couples therapy if this resonates with you.

Another reason you may want to consider couples therapy is when either individual is struggling with healthy coping skills. We know romantic relationships take work. When things get difficult, if you or your partner are coping in unhealthy ways, it may be time for couples therapy. Some unhealthy ways of coping could include substance use or isolation from others.

What to Expect When It’s Time for Couples Therapy

In couples therapy at Avalon Malibu, you can expect a safe space to work with your partner on issues you may be experiencing. Recognizing it’s time for couples therapy is a great first step. Noticing that something within your relationship is not working well does not mean the relationship can’t be mended. We are here to help and can assist in healing your relationship. There are many different issues that can be addressed in couples therapy. Some examples include:

  • Communication issues
  • Mental health struggles
  • Conflict resolution problems

The idea of therapy may seem scary to some. It could feel as if you are doing something wrong within the relationship. This can lead to embarrassment or shame. We want to assure you that wanting better for your relationship is admirable. Our staff can assist in a variety of ways for couples who are seeking guidance. The therapists at Avalon Malibu are here to help you and your partner heal.

Couples therapy gives both individuals involved a judgment-free environment. When in a healthy environment, it is possible to speak freely about the difficulties you or your partner may be experiencing. This also allows your therapist to give helpful feedback. Our therapists at Avalon Malibu can offer a listening ear and guidance to potentially help heal relationships.

Couples can struggle with a variety of issues. There is no shame in seeking guidance to build a stronger relationship with your partner. At any time in a relationship, outside factors can take a toll as well. This can result in coping in unhealthy ways, which can negatively impact the relationship. We are also able to help if there is a mental illness impacting your relationship. Avalon Malibu can offer a safe space for you and your partner to work on strengthening your relationship. Needing guidance is not a sign of weakness or that your relationship can not be mended. Call Avalon Malibu at (844) 857-5992 for additional information on how we can help you heal together.

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