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What Can A Relationship Counselor Do For Your Relationship?

June 07, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

If a relationship is in trouble then seeing a relationship counselor is always an option. But what exactly can a relationship counselor do for your relationship? Many couples shrug off relationship counseling because they don't understand the process or how helpful it can be. Here is a little insight into what this type of counselor might be able to do for your relationship.

Help You Communicate

Communication is essential for a healthy relationship. This isn't news. The problem is that many couples don't know how to communicate effectively. Between one person's mouth and the other person's ears messages become distorted and communication fails. When this happens, the relationship often starts failing along with it. A relationship counselor can teach you how to communicate while identifying exactly what is keeping you from communicating effectively now. In many cases, communication that is open, honest, and fruitful can restore a relationship that looks far gone.

Help You Stop Destructive Patterns

A relationship counselor can help you to identify and stop destructive patterns whether those patterns have to do with the above topic of communication or if they lie somewhere else in your relationship. For example, a sex therapist can help you with issues in your sex life. In more general terms, have you ever noticed that you keep having the same fights or that both partners continue doing other things that hurt the relationship even though these actions make things worse and not better? A good counselor or sex therapist can help you to figure out what the patterns are and stop them before they play out again.

Help You Face The Real Issues

The most important thing that you can learn to do with relationship counseling is to face the real issues. Too often small irritations take center stage when the root of the problem is something much larger. Fights over who cleans more can be symptoms of one partner not feeling supported, feeling responsible for everything, or not trusting their partner to do what it takes to make the relationship work. If you want to get to real issues like these a relationship counselor or a properly trained life coach can help.

Help You With Your Sex Life

Problems with a relationship tend to find their way into the bedroom. A sex therapist is a type of therapist who can help you to work through sexual intimacy issues. These issues can be a big factor in relationship problems and a sex therapist can help you deal with them to achieve a fulfilling sex life.

A relationship counselor can help you to make your relationship work. It can be hard when you're on the inside of a relationship to see what isn't working but a professional counselor or life coach with an outside perspective can work with you to identify problems and fix them. This is no small feat but it is exactly what relationship counselors do.

Dr. Edward Dreyfus is a practicing clinical psychologist, sex therapist, relationship counselor & life coach who has written several books and published many articles. Learn how he can help you maximize your potential and achieve your goals by visiting his website at

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