Infidelity is experienced by many couples, and if it happens to you, you may begin to feel helpless in your relationship. Whether you are the one who has cheated or the one cheated on, you both can experience pain, loneliness, and upset. But don’t give up hope – healing is possible. Although it takes hard work, there are several ways that a couple can restore and rebuild a happy, healthy relationship after unfaithfulness occurs.
Are you or your partner suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? If so, it may be taking a toll on your marriage, and have both you and your partner feeling disconnected and lost.
In order to take steps toward healing your marriage, it is important to understand how PTSD can affect your relationship, and how counseling can help both the traumatized individual and their spouse.
You and your partner may be unconvinced that you can resolve the conflicts within your relationship by trying couples therapy. To some, it may seem like resolution is impossible, but with counseling, you can work past surface level conflicts, and find the deeper meaning behind the miscommunication and distress in your relationship.
You might think, “What will is couples counseling like?” or “Will I be antagonized by the therapist or my spouse?” You also may be skeptical of couples therapy even working for your relationship. A lot of fears and stigmas that stem from the idea of couples counseling are often put to rest after a couple attends their first therapy session. Learn how.
If your relationship with your spouse (or significant other) seems to be crumbling, you may be considering couples counseling to sort through your distress. You might be wondering, “How do I suggest therapy without upsetting my partner?” Wanting to get therapy is a big leap for some, which means it could be a sensitive topic for both you and your partner. If you are unsure of how to approach your spouse with the idea of couples counseling, follow these tips to help you discuss counseling with your significant other.