Couples seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we need to learn how to manage differences and problems more effectively. At other times, our relationship has reached a roadblock and we are unable to solve problems leading to frustration and disappointment. We keep doing the same things over and over again, expecting different outcomes.
Patterns that develop include conflict, avoidance, people-pleasing, placating, and performing for others as a way to keep the peace. While these behaviors might keep things calm in the short term, over time, they can result in superficial communication and take a toll on both physical and emotional wellbeing. Couples therapy can help you begin to recognize these non-productive patterns and then use your understanding of them to turn unsolved problems into opportunities for growth.
For help with relationship challenges or to get more information about Couples Therapy at New Legends, contact us online or call Dr. Robin Shultz, DSW, LCSW, LMFT, CADC, CTRS at 630.828.6305.