Making a relationship work takes effort on both parts. Sometimes, no matter how much you and your spouse love each other, there can be issues in your relationship, which are making you both unhappy. Through relationship counselling, however, you can ensure that you are your partner resolve any issues you may have, and build a stronger relationship with one another.
(If you’re not ready for counselling but you know you need help, we highly recommend you check out Save the Marriage System for some excellent advice on saving a relationship, even if you’re not married).
How Relationship/Marriage Counselling Can Help You
– Learn how to Resolve Relationship Issues in a Healthy Way
When you’re having issues in your relationship, it’s likely that you and your partner don’t deal with them in a healthy way. Most couples simply argue when they have problem, which only causes more issues and resentment in the relationship. Couples therapy, however, teaches couples how to resolve their issues in a healthy way. Therapy can teach you how to communicate your feelings in a more effective way, and how to listen and understand what your spouse has to say.
– Confront Problems
In relationships, couples often avoid confronting the issues that they have. Sometimes, it seems easier to ignore relationship issues, than it is to talk about them. However, just because you don’t deal with problems it doesn’t mean that they’re going to go away. These issues will remain underneath the surface, and they will likely cause many arguments in the future. When you go to couples therapy, however, you will have to confront your problems directly.
– Get an Objective View of your Issues
When you are married, your views, and your partner’s views are tied to your emotions, and they are very subjective. This can make it hard for you both to see each other’s point of view. When you go to therapy, however, you can get an objective view of your issues. This outsider perspective can be very valuable, as it can show both of you how to logically resolve your issues.
When you and your partner are making the effort to work on your relationship, it can bring you closer together. Working on rebuilding or strengthening your relationship can help you both to bond and unite.
Where to Find Couples Counselling in NZ
In New Zealand, there are many places you can visit for couple’s therapy. It’s best to do some research into therapists in your area, before booking a session. Below are three popular therapists in New Zealand.
Auckland Couples Therapy is a therapy website, which offers relationship counselling in Auckland. You can find a list of therapists in the area, and the contact details for those therapists on the site.
The Rata Counselling Centre offers counselling to couples in the Christchurch area. The organizations’ counsellors can help you and your partner to communicate better with one another and strengthen your relationship.
The Relationship Clinic is a counselling service in Wellington, which is ran by counsellor Hal Kennedy. The clinic offers couples therapy that’s designed to improve your relationship and strengthen your bond.