Couples Counseling Washington DC
How Do I Know Whether It’s Time to See a Couples Counselor?
Couples who are going through a troublesome period in their relationship, may not be sure whether it is time to see a therapist. It is not uncommon for relationships to go through various ups and downs. Some couples can work through these rough patches on their own, while others need a little extra help. When two partners reach a major roadblock, they may consider meeting with Lindsey Hoskins & Associates for couples counseling in Washington, DC for guidance on how to get the relationship back on track.
When is the best time to see a couples counselor?
It may be a surprise to hear that it can be most beneficial to attend couples counseling in the Washington, DC area sooner, rather than later. The longer a couple waits to see a therapist, the more pent up feelings, resentments and anger may need to be addressed and worked through. You may even want to think about having couples session when things are going really well, as a way to check-in with each other and be preventative about difficulties rather than reactive.
What are signs that it is time to meet with couples counseling in Washington, DC?
Sometimes couples have a hard time seeing their relationship dynamic for what it is from an outside perspective. Friendly, family and other loved ones may have noticed that your relationship has not been at its happies for a while, but haven’t had the courage to tell you. So here are just a few signs that it may be time to book a couples counseling session as soon as possible:
- If you and your partner cannot have a conversation without it turning into an argument
- If you both bicker so much that you feel worn down, and there may be larger issues that are being ignored
- You feel like you are each speaking a different language, as in you both don’t understand the other’s communication style
- You never fight but it’s because you pretend that everything is okay, when it surely is not
- The same issues keep coming up again and again in arguments
- One or both of you is going through a significant life change
- You don’t feel the same passion or drive for intimacy
- You fight about finances because you both handle money differently
- One or both of you has thought about, or had an affair
What if my partner really wants to go, but I’m nervous?
It is perfectly normal to be apprehensive about going to couples counseling in Washington, DC. But keep in mind that it is the therapist’s job to provide a comfortable and safe space for you both to talk about what you are going through. You may want to reach out to your potential therapist and let him or her know you are nervous, so your concerns can be addressed. Sometimes all it takes is having your questions answered to feel more at-ease with the process. Plus, if your partner really wants to go, it is likely because he or she cares enough to invest the energy into making this work. Contact Lindsey Hoskins & Associates today to start the adventure of couples counseling in Washington, DC.