When we have quality close relationships with our partners and loved ones, it contributes to mental and physical well-being, in a positive way. When we are experiencing emotional turmoil, as well as other symptoms with the individuals that we desire to have relationship with, it can contribute to stress, as well undermine health and wellbeing.
The quality of our relationships with our partners depends on the beliefs about our self, our beliefs about relationships, how we perceive others, and how we feel that we are experiencing those that we are in a relationship with. While all relationships have their ups and downs, it is important that we can work through those ups and downs with our partners, or other loved ones. It is sometimes difficult to work through those ups and downs with those that we have a relationship with, especially if we have experienced trauma or we are experiencing a “new” stressor within that relationship.
Relationship issues are defined in many ways for every individual. Some individuals may report that they are struggling to communicate with their partners, they may also report that they are struggling to implement boundaries with their partners. There are a variety of issues that can impact a relationship or an individual in a relationship.
- Communication issues
- Abandonment/emotional neglect
- Physical neglect or physical abuse
- Emotional neglect or emotional abuse (verbal abuse)
- Intimacy Issues
- Financial Strain
- An individual’s mental health
- Coping with stressful challenges
- The loss of a child
- Difficulty balancing individual/family and couple expectations
- Inner personal issues
Everyone identifies and experiences relationship trauma as well as other relationship issues differently from the next person, which means that our struggle to cope with what we have experienced may be different from another individual. We may also be at a point to where we are unsure about how to cope with what has happened within a relationship. While everyone responds to relationship trauma or relationship issues within their relationships differently, relationship trauma and other relationship issues tends to have a similar effect for most individuals. This could mean that it is difficult for the individuals to feel “safe” or thrive to their fullest compacity while remaining in that relationship. This could also mean that an individual that has decided to leave a relationship or maybe the individual is struggling to process what they have experienced in a past relationship.
Our licensed therapists are trained to assist our patients with processing their relationship issues or relationship trauma. We are trained to assess for relationship issues that our clients identify as issues. We are also trained to assist individuals with determining solutions for working through and coping with relationship issues on an individual level or with their partner (Couples counseling).