Couples therapy can be a great choice for many reasons. Many couples start therapy to strengthen their relationship or work through conflict, so it’s an option that should be considered if you want to put time and effort into building up your relationship. However, some people don’t feel comfortable going to couples therapy. What can be done when your significant other won’t attend couples therapy? Let’s dive into this!
My Significant Other Won’t Attend Couples Therapy…
If your significant other has decided that they won’t attend couples therapy, you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who don’t feel comfortable with therapy, but there are a few things that you can do on your own.
If your partner isn’t going to attend couples therapy, that doesn’t mean that you can’t attend therapy on your own. Starting individualized therapy can be a great option even though your partner isn’t there. In your sessions, you can discuss your relationship and get the perspective of a licensed professional. While it can be overwhelming to start therapy without your partner, it can be a great first step if you want to get mental health support.
Ask Again Later
It’s possible that your partner doesn’t currently feel comfortable with couples therapy but they might change their mind in the future. Letting some time go by and then asking again can be a good way to check in with your partner and see if their attitude has changed.
One possible reason why someone wouldn’t feel comfortable with couples therapy is because they don’t know much about it. At Avalon Malibu, we strongly believe in the importance of providing education. In some cases, your partner may feel more comfortable with therapy if they learn more about it. Finding helpful mental health resources, such as the ones we provide at Avalon Malibu, can be a great way to learn more about various topics and decide if you feel comfortable proceeding with couples therapy.
We understand how frustrating and complicated it can be when you and your partner have different views on couples therapy. If you’re considering doing therapy on your own, we may be able to help. We offer individualized psychotherapy, which can be a great option for many people. If you’d like to learn whether or not we’re currently accepting clients, you can give us a call at (844) 857-5992 and we’ll be happy to speak with you about your various options.