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Benefits and myths of couples’ therapy

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 by in Family law, Therapy | 0 comments

What are your thoughts on couples therapy? What are the dating trends? How do we become better at relationships? There is a lot of maturity benefits and excitement that comes to dating and perhaps a long-term partner. However, we all share different perspectives and life may push and pull us apart over time. There are many ways to solve this, such as seeking marriage counseling and therapy. However, there are some stipulations and misconceptions to consider when seeking help in your relationship.

The Huffington Post published an article on some misconceptions that come with couples therapy and marriage counseling. There may be a lot of exciting benefits that come with seeking a counselor. It can help couples work out some with someone who will try to understand both sides in order to help the couple navigate through their personal issues. Marriage counseling gives an opportunity to learn simple techniques and tools to strengthen a marriage. It also can supply a safe space to go over topics they may not want to address. The therapist can also help negotiate a calm split if necessary. These are wonderful resources, but here are some myths. You might have guessed that the first myth is your marriage will be saved if you go to therapy. The truth is that most marriages end in divorce, over 50%. Most likely, the couple is going to therapy as a last-call effort or to try and fix an obstacle in their relationship. The two partners can overcome any obstacle as long as they share the same goal. Simply going does not mean the odds will increase of staying together. Hard work must be done. The second myth is that

You might have guessed that the first myth is your marriage will be saved if you go to therapy. The truth is that most marriages end in divorce, over 50%. Most likely, the couple is going to therapy as a last-call effort or to try and fix an obstacle in their relationship. The two partners can overcome any obstacle as long as they share the same goal. Simply going does not mean the odds will increase of staying together. Hard work must be done. The second myth is that

The second myth is that the therapist will blame your partner and claim that the partner is at fault for the downfall. A good therapist will help the partner see the other person’s perspective and help them communicate in a more productive manner toward fixing the relationship. They do not allow destructive rhetoric and they should feel the therapist is on both of their sides. The third myth is couples therapy can work the same way if one partner goes. While this can work, the member of the couple that is being forced who doesn’t wish to go may not be productive. If a person strongly does not want to go, you need to have a conversation. They may have their mind made up about how the marriage is already over. They may have certain perceptions of what they know about therapy. They could be still in an affair. You need to discuss why there is a resistance and if something can be met.

It is important for couples to understand that going to therapy will not always be successful. It is important to know that couples can overcome most things if they can agree and wish to fight for the same goal. It is also important to know that therapists can also help navigate the next steps for divorce if it is best for each person.

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