Different types of relationships will go through challenges and phases whether they are romantic or platonic. Every relationship goes through highs and lows throughout life and sometimes these ebbs and flows can break a relationship. Our counselors here at Red Willow Counseling And Recovery can help clients navigate romantic relationships, friendships, parental relationships, sibling relationships, and more.
Strengthening any type of relationship starts with better communication and attending therapy can help you learn better communication skills. Each relationship that you experience will have different means of communication and each individual person has their own set of communication needs.
Navigating Different Relationship Types
All humans have multiple relationships that they maintain in daily life. Work friendships, professional relationships, friendships, family relationships, couple relationships, customer and seller relationships, and acquaintances are all relationships that we can experience in a single day. Therapists can help you strengthen all of your relationships with intentional thoughts about others, improved communication, and working to understand why you want these people in your life.
Resolving conflict in relationships is commonplace, but do you know how to effectively handle it? Remaining in toxic communication patterns will create strain on your relationships and make it difficult to feel connected to anyone. This can make individuals feel off or lonely when their relationships are not genuine.
Creating More Empathy
One aspect to try whether you are working with a therapist or not is to think about being in the other person’s shoes. Creating more empathy is a powerful tool and helps people not feel neglected. While empathy will help those around you feel seen, it will also help you feel better about yourself too. Empathy and sympathy are important to solving conflict and approaching differences with an open mind.
Empathy may take some practice to fully form for everyone, but those you are close to may be easier to empathize with. Finding common ground and forming empathy for multiple people will improve all of your relationships.
What Our Therapists Can Help You With
- Couples assessment to determine the strengths and challenges of a relationship
- Strengthening relationships by building better friendships
- Improving fondness and admiration between couples
- Resolving short and long-term conflict
- Creating shared meaning
- Improving communication skills
- Promoting healthy intimacy and sex
- Rebuilding trust after infidelity
- Setting clear boundaries
- Aligning nonverbal and verbal communication
- Addressing the challenges of interfaith relationships, including LDS and other faiths
- Resolving LGBTQ couple’s challenges
- Helping with divorce and remarriage
- Integrating blended families
- Improving parenting skills
- Understanding changing roles
Unique Counseling And Learning With Red Willow
We work to have a safe environment that is free of judgment. Exploring challenges, communication patterns, resolving differences, or discussing toxic patterns are all accepted in therapy. Whether you seek counseling for relationships by yourself or with a partner, there have been many improvements seen from working with a licensed therapist.
Connecting with other people is important to the human experience, so making meaningful connections will help you be a more well-rounded person. Skillful therapists with Red Willow Counseling And Recovery will help you find ways to express appreciation, talk about problems you are having with the other person, set boundaries, and more.
If you have questions about relationship counseling, marriage counseling, or what will take place during your appointment, contact us and we will do our best to answer them.