Lindsey Hoskins & Associates offers our clients couples therapy Washington DC community members find to be very effective. Our caring staff and specially trained counselors can provide therapy to help you and your partner or spouse work on issues that are causing problems in your relationship. Call us to make an appointment or to find out more about couples therapy in Washington DC and how it may work for you. Here are six common relationship issues that can be addressed in couples therapy:
- One or both partners want the other to change. If either person is unwilling to make changes in behavior but wants the other partner to make changes, this can cause disharmony. Behaviors and perception, whether it has to do with financial issues, substance abuse, or other issues, must be dealt with by both spouses. Otherwise, the issue may not be resolved and, instead, resentment may build which can lead to significant anger and arguments.
- One or both partners do not take responsibility for their behavior. Couples therapy Washington DC spouses and partners engage in cannot be fully effective if one or both refuses to acknowledge their role. Instead, they may place all of the blame on the other person which can prevent a healthy resolution of the problem.
- Either or both spouses are keeping significant secrets from their loved one. Though it’s not necessary to tell your partner every little thing, some things need to be shared in order to maintain a healthy relationship. Examples include extramarital affairs, gambling or substance addiction, or other behaviors that create emotional and other barriers in the relationship. One of the strengths of couples therapy Washington DC residents seek from Lindsey Hoskins & Associates is that in a safe environment it can be easier to divulge those secrets.
- Agreed upon changes in the relationship are not happening, and as a result, destructive behaviors are continuing. It’s often not enough to identify a problem in the relationship– changes are usually required in order to address or resolve that problem. Habits can be hard to break which requires patience from both partners. Frustration can set in if the perception is that change is not happening, or that it’s not happening fast enough. One approach taken in couples therapy Washington DC locals engage in is to improve communication methods. For instance, if an argument is escalating, it may be necessary to voice the concern that it’s time to take a break or to step back from the emotions. Our therapists can work with you and your partner to improve methods of communication. Safe guidelines that protect and respect the other person’s feelings can also be worked out in therapy.
Explore the Solutions That Washington DC Couples Therapy Offers
If you are experiencing challenges in your relationship and would like to work on them, a trained clinician from our team may be able to help. Call us at Lindsey Hoskins & Associates at (240) 752-7650 to find out more about couples therapy Washington DC offers.