Living with partners is not an easy task. It’s a package that comes with enormous challenges and problems – challenges which when are not properly handled can lead to devastating effects on relationships and marriages. sometimes, partners find it difficult to resolve differences between each other, hence the need for an arbiter – that is, a platform where issues bothering relationships that are beyond what both partners can handle is resolved. This article will expose you to the intricacies inherent in couple’s therapy and why you should consider it as an option if your relation or marriage is facing some challenges that are beyond you both
What Is Couples Therapy?Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience working with couples, most often a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. Although the practice of couple’s therapy may vary depending on the therapist’s theoretical orientation, all couple’s therapy tends to involve the following general elements:
- A focus on a specific problem (i.e. sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, jealousy)
- Active participation on the part of the therapist in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately.
- Solution-focused, change-oriented interventions early on in treatment.
- A clear establishment of treatment objectives.
Who Should Consider Couples Therapy?
- Couples therapy is beneficial for any kind of relationship, including:
- Straight or gay relationships
- Interracial relationships
- Young teen or college relationships
- Relationships with a large age gap
- Relationships that are at any stage, including dating, engaged, or married