What Tools Can You Gain From Couple’s Therapy?
“Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all obstacles and interference to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted.”
Everyone knows that relationships are challenging work. They take time, dedication, patience, teamwork, and more. One must actively pursue their partner and be willing to grow with them to keep the relationship alive and thriving. When life’s obstacles get in the way, it can be easy to place our loved one on the back burner – we may choose to “skip” saying or doing things that we would normally do because we have a lot on our mind, or we may accidentally misplace our anger and frustration on our partner in the heat of the moment.
Whether couples are struggling or want to maintain their healthy relationship, couples therapy can provide a lot of benefits both to each person individually, and as a couple. Here are a few tools that couples can gain from participating in therapy:
Understanding your partner – participating in therapy gives each person the power to enter the other’s world and gain understanding on their goals, fears, worries, dreams, and joys.
Know your partner’s love language – in therapy, each person learns about what type of love makes them most happy; the five main love languages are quality time, gift giving, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch.
Recover from conflict – couples can construct appropriate phrases to use during conflict that will help them de-escalate the situation, and are able to learn about how to recover from conflict.
Communication skills – therapy can help couples learn the best ways to communicate with each other and learn what they can do to maintain successful communication.
The tools gained from couple’s therapy are bountiful and can be ever-lasting if each person enters therapy with the perspective that they are there to grow, learn, and continue to try their best. Having a “third person” there to help navigate communication can help couples learn more about themselves, their partner, and how each other’s communication and behavior impacts the relationship.
Attending therapy does not mean that there is something wrong with the relationship or that the relationship is doomed – this simply means that each person wants to continue building a wonderful foundation for them and their partner to build on for years to come. By being open to therapy, we are giving ourselves the power and freedom to overcome our challenges and work on developing ourselves into better people and partners for our loved ones.
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