Relationships can be beautiful, fun, and rewarding. But relationships are also hard work. Sometimes, even the perfect couple can go through a rough patch and, when that happens, it’s important to work on the problem, and not leave things unspoken. Couples therapy has always been an excellent solution for couples who are facing relationship difficulties, but after COVID-19, even more couples have chosen it. Spending more time with spouses at home can be a blessing, but the pandemic has also caused a lot of uncertainty and anxiety, which may harm interpersonal relationships.
Seeing a therapist for the first time as a couple can be a tough decision – especially if you’ve been arguing for months or ignoring each other. But the sooner you seek therapy, the better, because a professional can help you with the following:
There are many misconceptions about couple’s therapy: that it’s cold, impersonal, awkward, or that the therapist will tell you what to do. None of those is true. Instead, here’s what you can expect from this experience:
For many years, face-to-face therapy, held in the counsellor’s office, has been the go-to way of solving relationship issues. After COVID-19, the idea of going to therapy as a couple might seem impossible, but it can be done. In fact, it can feel more comfortable and personal. If you don’t feel at ease discussing your problems in an office, and you’d rather explore your feelings in a familiar space, couples telephone psychotherapy can be very effective. Plus, it can be a fantastic option for long-distance relationships. If you live in different cities, and you can’t synchronise your schedules to make it to the therapist’s office, you can schedule a remote appointment instead.