Couples’ and Relationships: Fighting For Each Other

Relationship Challenges

A relationship typically refers to the connection, bond, or association between two or more people, characterized by emotional intimacy, mutual understanding, and interaction. Relationships and partnerships are one of the most rewarding aspects of life, but they can also be some of the most challenging to navigate. If left unchecked, relationship issues can lead to feelings of frustration, disconnection, and contempt, which can be a major strain for even the strongest relationships.

Strive Counselling's Relationship Therapy.  Relationship issues can lead to feelings of frustration, disconnection, and contempt, which can be a major strain for even the strongest relationships.<br />

Signs You Might Be Experiencing Relationship Issues

Recognizing signs of relationship issues can be crucial for addressing them effectively. Here are some common signs that you might be experiencing difficulties in your relationship:

Constant Conflict

Engaging in frequent arguments, disagreements, or conflicts that do not get resolved and often escalate.

Emotional Distance

Experiencing issues with emotional and physical intimacy

Communication Problems

Difficulty in openly and effectively communicating with your partner, leading to misunderstandings, frequent arguments, or feelings of being unheard.

Lack of Support

Feeling unsupported or not receiving emotional, practical, or moral support from your partner during challenging times.

Stagnation or Boredom

Feeling stuck in a routine or experiencing boredom in the relationship, lacking excitement or growth together.

Trust Issues

Experiencing doubts, suspicions, or mistrust towards your partner, which may be due to past betrayals, communication breakdowns, or unresolved issues.

How we can help

Our couples’ therapists will help you recognize that the problems are rarely about the dishes or laundry, but rather, what lies beneath; a lack of transparency, the unrecognized and unresolved feelings of resentment, or a lack of awareness to convey how we are truly feeling. We can help couples understand underlying patterns and dynamics, facilitating deeper emotional connections and rebuild mutual respect. 

Through evidence-based approaches including Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, you will learn to improve communication, resolve conflicts and rebuild trust in each other.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

A structured approach to couples therapy that aims to improve emotional connection and intimacy between partners.

Gottman Method for Couples’ Therapy

Assessing relationship dynamics, teaching practical skills for communication and conflict resolution to strengthen relationships effectively.

Building on each other

Whether you want to resolve a specific challenge, or simply want to strengthen your relationship, our holistic approach ensures that all partners feel heard, valued, and supported. Let us help you work together towards a relationship where we are not fighting each other, but rather fighting for each other.

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