Each person, at some point in their life may experience pressures from different sources like family, friends, work, and personal relationships. Many times, individuals may avoid, be unable to cope with or even recognize the challenges in their daily lives that are creating issues in their relationships. People may experience problems from the beginning, or they may arise suddenly due to stress, or may occur after being together for a long period of time. Some individuals may also find it difficult to even seek out and form these relationships. Often, these struggles may be left unattended and increase in complexity.
A breakdown in a relationship can leave one feeling let down, lonely or confused about how to handle it. Things like your level of happiness or life satisfaction can reduce, and impact various aspects of your life.
• Pre nuptial issues
• Separation and divorce
• Trust issues or affairs and betrayal
• Cross-cultural relationships
• Difference in sexual desire
• Constant fights, arguments etc.
• Decisions about certain steps in one’s relationships
This area of counselling looks at resolving various issues or problems that exist in a relationship. It is generally done with the help of a therapist, counselor or psychologist. However, the scope of such counselling need not be limited to romantic relationships, and can extend to family, colleagues, friends etc. It is a form of talk therapy that may involve individual or combined sessions, or even a combination of both.
A counselor may also choose to use a variety of other methods in these sessions. The counselling provided is tailored to suit the relationship’s needs. However, it need not occur only when there is a distinct problem. Relationship counselling can be useful in, simply providing guidance and tackling issues at the beginning itself as well.
Counsellors for Relationship Issues
NEWLY JOINED THERAPTIST
M.A Counselling Psychology, TISS Mumbai
Megha sees psychotherapy & counselling as a collaborative process with an objective of providing a safe, trusting, non-judgmental and respectful space.