Every month, there are more than 20,000 Google searches for the term “couple’s therapist near me.” That means every day, people are searching for relationship support therapy to help improve romantic partnerships that are experiencing challenges. Our society has a strong focus on problem-solving. This means we often wait for problems to present themselves and then use all of the available resolutions we can find. American culture teaches us to feel shameful when admitting that we cannot resolve a problem independently.
It would be ideal to handle couples therapy a little differently and seek its benefits before there are significant problems. However, waiting for powerful issues and conflicts in a relationship before seeking professional assistance with communicating and connecting makes the process more challenging. Therefore, experts hope to normalize a prevention approach in relationship wellness and offer these reasons to try preventative couples therapy like in home marriage therapy in Orlando:
Many sensible couples seek professional therapy to prepare for a more profound commitment to one another and are loving, affectionate, and enthusiastic about improving their relationship. However, relationships consistently fail when individuals cannot admit the things they can or cannot tolerate. Counseling for newer partners and premarital counseling allows couples to be vulnerable and honest while exploring the behaviors and traits that they appreciate in each other and the ones that aren't so pleasant so that they can make a well-informed conclusion about the sustainability power of their relationship.
This therapy for newer partners and premarital partners offers the benefits of learning how your partner responds in conflict situations, provides communication skills to help you agree on things successfully, and allows discussions about cultural, religious, or financial differences. It also explores individual relationship deal-breakers like sexual preferences or starting a family and assesses and identifies each partner’s visions and values to create a strong foundation. This can build security and confidence in your partnership and help you invest more emotional energy and time into the relationship.
Conflict is only a sign of a bad relationship when it is abusive, and it is a normal part of a healthy relationship. There will be misunderstandings, competing needs, hurt feelings, and disagreements anytime two people or more get involved in romantic relationships. The value of seeking couples counseling is highlighted when you understand that discord is expected in a relationship. Preventative couples therapy can help partners solve problems and initiate feelings of security, trust, and warmth. It teaches couples how to anticipate and understand any areas of extensive conflict before they happen and arms them with the tools to resolve them more effectively in the future. Because conflict is inevitable, couples therapy can help partners learn effective apology techniques and tools for forgiving their partner.
Many experts teach couples how to use body language, tone, and touch to soothe their partner and more effectively avoid hurt or unresolved feelings, creating a sense of well-being and satisfaction in their relationship. Unfortunately, American society has a history of shaming or shying away from direct communication, sex, public displays of affection, and vulnerability. Because of this, many people do not have role models for learning to be affectionate, responsive, and transparent partners. A key element of sustainability and satisfaction in a relationship is how often partners can connect emotionally. Every person wants to feel cared for, desired, and loved in romantic partnerships. The more we experience these feelings, the more satisfied we become in all areas of our life. Relationship therapy helps couples recognize when their partners seek affection or connection and teaches them how to meet their partner’s emotional needs.
Couples counseling can provide a safe and comfortable place to explore your fantasies, desires, and sexual needs together. Learning how to please your partner sexually and embarking on new sexual experiences as a couple helps improve your sense of well-being. Embarking on couples therapy for preventive measures enables you to explore each other and learn and discover new things about each other. The more you share and learn, the more connected and safer you will feel with your partner. Couples and relationship counseling is designed to assist you in finding new ways to show and feel love in new effective ways. People who feel loved, safe, and connected in romantic relationships can navigate their lives together more with more confidence.
Prioritizing and caring for your relationship by considering couples therapy preventatively will strengthen your connection, foundation, and love for one another. Contact us today to learn more about in home marriage therapy in Orlando. Getting treatment from the comfort of your home is convenient and soothing. Our therapists have the experience and expertise to help you work through your problems and take your relationship to new heights.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.