When and why do we need couples therapy?
Often life stressors, transitions, and our daily routines make us get into unhealthy patterns of communication with our partner such as arguments, blame, and conflicts. Others resort to ‘silent treatment’, and make it more difficult and confusing for the other partner to understand, and oneself to keep the resentment locked in the mind and body. Often these patterns in intimate relationships are related to our past experiences in family, which needs the support of a professional space to unfold the layers of loneliness. The cause may just be the fear of being hurt, and we continue to deal with this fear with more unhealthy coping strategies. To uncover, identify, and release the damaging coping strategies; and adopt more meaningful ways of connection, professional help becomes the need of the hour.
Can we come to a common ground and stay connected?
You deserve to build up positive interactions in your relationship and feel the emotional bonding that makes you better prepared to face life’s challenges together. Contact us to help you discover healthier options to understand your own fears better, and work towards more helpful communication.
How long is the duration of the session?
Generally, the couple’s session is longer than the individual session, and lasts around 60-90 minutes, depending on whatever the client chooses. However, if the therapist is meeting each of the partners individually, then the session is the usual 50 minutes long.
How would therapy help in transforming relationship dynamics?
Therapy helps us to notice our emotions, why we were triggered, and to learn how the partner received our reaction. The words, gestures, and non-verbal cues from one another are interpreted as per one’s unique personality or past experiences. Check if the day-to-day small gestures of hugging, holding hands, and regular acts of kindness missing in your relationship. Do you and your partner feel adored and appreciated? If not, therapy can help. Therapy may empower you to identify your core needs and that of your partners. It is likely to help in discovering the possibilities of a flexible stand and to come to a point where both the partners feel heard, and honored.