Humans are social animals. Your relationships with others, including your family, friends, coworkers, and romantic partners, provide a network that supports you, challenges you to be the best version of yourself, and influences your behavior. But what happens when your relationships aren’t as strong or healthy as they should be?
Relationship therapy can help you improve the way you act in a relationship. While relationship counseling traditionally focuses on romantic relationships and marriages, you can also use relationship therapy to enhance the way you approach your relationships with family, friends, and even coworkers.
Why would I need relationship therapy?
There are several signs that you might benefit from relationship therapy. For example, if you and your partner are always bickering and fighting without ever resolving the issue, fueling your fights, relationship therapy can help you identify the root problem and find a mutually satisfying solution.
Other signs that you might benefit from relationship therapy include:
- Difficulty relating to others
- Trouble forming or maintaining close personal relationships
- Impulsive behavior or intense emotional outbursts
- Abrupt and extreme mood changes
- An unstable self-image or rapid changes in identity
- Chronic feelings of emptiness and fears of being abandoned
- Strong sensitivity to failure and feelings of insecurity
Relationship therapy can help you heal broken trust and improve your listening and communication skills, which can strengthen and enhance your relationships.
Additionally, if you have borderline personality disorder, you might struggle with interpersonal relationships. Dr. Cole can help you cope with your condition and improve your interactions with other people.
What happens during relationship therapy?
Dr. Cole tailors relationship therapy to suit your needs. For example, when he works with couples, he meets with both partners together. He helps you both express your thoughts and feelings, asking questions to help you consider each other’s point of view and feelings. He helps you improve your listening and conflict-resolution skills.
He uses psychotherapy to help individuals improve how they approach and behave in relationships. You can’t control what other people think or do, but you can examine your own thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors and find ways to implement change in yourself.
Call Quandary Peak Counseling or make an appointment online today for expert, customized relationship counseling services.