Causes of Relationship Problems
- Partners being highly critical: If one or both partners in a relationship are constantly criticising each other, a hostile atmosphere can be created.
- Lack/absence of affection and intimacy: A lack of caring words or physical affection can develop an isolating environment.
- Withdrawal from relationship: You may find yourself withdrawing from your relationship so you can avoid conflict or judgement.
- Not accepting responsibility: You or your partner may either play the victim or constantly be defensive in arguments.
- Physical conflict: Examples of physical abuse include grabbing you with force, hitting or kicking you, or pushing or dragging you.
- Sexual abuse: No one, not even your partner has the right to touch you in a way you have not consented to, or do not want.
How we help
- Learn to effectively communicate with your partner – Often miscommunication is the cause for problems in relationships. Engaging in relationship counselling can allow you to communicate your expectations and issues with your partner.
- Increase intimacy and connectedness: There are many forms of intimacy – emotional, verbal and physical connectedness. We can help you to and your partner to uncover how to make the most of your relationship, leading to a loving and nurturing relationship that benefits you both.
- Take responsibility: It’s important in a functional relationship for both partners to take responsibility for their actions. A partner constantly pushing blame onto the other creates an unhealthy, hostile atmosphere. Through counselling we provide a safe space for you and your partner to share your grievances and take responsibility, so it benefits you both.