Relationships often need help to succeed. Our experienced counselors can help you and your partner better understand the dynamics of your relationship, identify the barriers to building more effective connections and find ways to improve your relationship. It is true that great relationships take work but it should not feel impossible or overwhelming.
Ask anybody who's been through relationship issues or breakup to describe it, and you will probably find yourself listening to anger, sorrow, resentment and anxiety.
In most cases, dissolving a relationship takes a high toll on everyone involved. But the toughest part is probably what happens first - when one or both partners make the decision to go their separate ways.
How should partners whose relationship has badly deteriorated go about the business of deciding whether or not to end it? According to mental health experts, two key ingredients are always necessary if a troubled relationship is to be saved.
- Both partners have to want to preserve the relationship and be willing to work toward that goal.
- Both must be determined to try to recapture some of the original spark of affection and excitement that brought them together.
Often what is for the partners to sit down and start talking about the early days of the relationship, and then ask themselves if they can find a way to bring back some of the spark. Here are some other suggestions for partners grappling with troubled relationships.
If you think you need help with your marriage or relationship issues, please contact Holland Hospital Behavioral Health.
- If you haven't tried professional counseling yet, get started. This may be counseling, depending on the situation and the needs of the partners.
- Talk about ways in which you can adapt to changes in each other by communicating better.
- Set out on a brand-new adventure together. Plan some time to refresh your relationship. Try something new and challenging.
Our therapists are experienced in relationship counseling and helping couples find solutions.