When you meet someone, the initial few weeks of dating (in some cases, even months) are pure bliss. However, after the initial “honeymoon” period you may discover you are fighting more and more and can’t seem to get along. In these situations, it is typically a case where you don’t have the proper tools to manage the challenges you are going to face. If you want the relationship to last, then it may be wise to invest some time and energy into couples counseling in Burnsville.
Some of the signs that it may be time to seek the services and help of an objective third party can be found here.
Poor or No Communication
For many couples, the challenges they face are due to the inability to communicate effectively. The counselor you choose will be able to help you and your significant other develop new ways to communicate where what you say is heard and understood. In some situations, if the line of communication has deteriorated, it may be difficult to get it back up and going without some professional help.
Your Conversations Always Turn Negative
Any type of conversation that makes the other person feel judged, insecure, ashamed, disregarded or in a hurry to stop talking is considered negative. This will also include the tone of the conversation, since, in many cases, it is not necessarily what you said, but how you said it. In some cases, severe negative communication can turn into emotional abuse and something you should seek help to overcome.
You are Scared to Talk to the Other Person
If you are at the point where you are scared to bring up certain subjects, then this signifies a serious problem. Regardless of the topic of conversation, you should never be scared to start a conversation with your partner. Finding help is the best way to restore the ability to talk with one another in a calm and effective manner.
If you believe you may benefit from couples counseling in Burnsville, contact the staff at River Ridge or visit the website at www.riverridgemn.com.