With a high level of divorce and separation in our society today, partner counseling is needed to help couples complete the relationship instead of ending it. It is very sad for many people who invest time in a relationship to give up because of some challenging problems that they cannot overcome. Couples counseling focuses on helping couples learn how to deal with their problems and learn how to better communicate with each other. Many couples avoid getting help because of ignorance, arrogance, or lack of finances to buy it, but the reality is that partner counseling has had amazing results.
Relationships usually start beautifully but over time the fire can decrease and each partner can start to drift, become angry, repeated arguments can occur, and feelings of boredom or emptiness ensue. With partner counseling, research tells us that about 75% of couples who go to counseling feel their relationship has improved and around 65% state that a "significant" increase has occurred. This is a sizable percentage!
Couples counseling is intended to provide valuable tools and resources for couples to make positive changes individually and together. Often the couple experiences dissatisfaction and decides to end the relationship instead of finding out the underlying cause. If the root cause or cause is found and dealt with, the relationship can be reversed, but if no one takes the time to find out, the relationship is likely to fail.
Partner counselors will help facilitate open and honest communication between partners. Communication is an important element in a relationship so learning how to know effectively what is in someone's mind is very important for success. For example, if a partner is angry and upset because his partner did not spend enough time with him, but he never told this colleague, he did not give him a chance to change it. He may not know that he neglects time with her or that he needs more time than he realizes.