Every couple wants a healthy relationship. But it’s not uncommon to find that, over time, a mix of little and big issues start to overwhelm you, and make it harder to stay close to your partner. One of the reasons that my Long Island couples counseling services are so important to many couples is that it provides an opportunity to start working on your relationship in a safe, judgment free place.
If you’re ready to see what couples counseling in Long Island can do for your relationship, call me today at (516) 732-0273.
When is the Right Time to Call a Long Island Psychologist?
Sometimes it’s obvious when your relationship is in need of help. If you’ve discussed the idea of divorce, or the fighting has gotten so great that you and your partner are entirely overwhelmed, it can be helpful to start speaking to someone.
But for some couples, it is not always clear when you may need help, and couples counseling is most effective when you seek it out early – before your relationship has deteriorated to the point of worrying about a breakup or divorce. You want to pay attention to the warning signs of a problematic relationship, including:
- Thought Fights – Couples that find themselves having fights with their partner in their thoughts even before a fight has occurred may be in the midst of a struggling relationship.
- Exasperated Language – Couples that find that they are constantly accusing the partner of “always” or “never” doing things may no longer see that their relationship can change.
- Negatives Control Positives – If, after a positive experience with your partner, you think to yourself “maybe things will get better,” or “at least today was a good day,” that’s often a sign that the negative experiences are outweighing the positive ones.
But the truth is that those in Long Island that have considered couples counseling are good candidates, because if you’ve felt that you may need couples counseling, chances are it can benefit you.
Considering Couples Counseling in the Greater Long Island Area
Couples counseling is a process that improves communication, builds trust, and gives two people – often that two people that struggle to speak to each other freely – a safe environment to discuss their issues while a trained observer guides conversation towards healthier avenues.
It is this process that has helped couples at all stages in their relationship – one that gives those that need help an outlet, as well as the building blocks that they need to start rebuilding their relationship once again. If you’d like to get started, give me a call today.