Mastering the challenges of relationships with couple therapy
A relationship has to endure a lot: When the first time of being in love is over, the normal challenges of everyday life take over. Stress worries or boredom can put a lasting strain on and disturb a couple’s relationship. To recognize and tolerate others and oneself as individuals with their own desires, needs and habits is a challenge that needs to be mastered.
If, in addition, stressful situations arise, such as
- occupational stress or stress in everyday life
- a death or accident in the family
- financial worries
- a physical or mental illness
- the personal crisis of a single partner
- problems in sexuality
the relationship can be severely put at risk.
Many couples describe the birth of a child as the greatest happiness of their lives. This should not hide the fact that having children might also become a stress test for a couple relationship.
For some, the strain already begins during pregnancy, which can have a lasting effect on sex life. The birth is followed by strenuous weeks, months or even years. They are not only characterised by new feelings of happiness but also by lack of sleep, unknown fears and many new tasks.
Recognising that problems are often caused by dynamics that each couple has to master can be very relieving. It opens up a path for new joint experiences. My couple therapy is an invitation to find these new ways. You can explore what opportunities your partnership offers, what potential may have been lost. How you can relate to each other and feel understood by overcoming the entrenched patterns in your relationship. And whether your difficulties as a couple stem from origins that we can resolve together.