Couples Counseling for One
Relationship healing can start with one person.
You recognize that something needs to change in your relationship. Perhaps you’ve brought up the topic to your partner but your partner wants nothing to do with counseling.
The good news is you don’t have to wait for your partner to go to counseling with you or change in order to see improvements in your relationship. When one person makes a change in the relationship this causes a shift in the dynamic between you. When you put these small changes in place, likely you will see a new and different response from your partner.
It’s very common for only one person in the relationship to want to pursue couples counseling. While ideally it would be great for both of you to commit to therapy and changing the marriage, it can still be quite beneficial for one partner to pursue counseling.
It takes a lot of courage to admit that some of the problems in your marriage start with you. When you schedule a couples counseling for one session, you and I will work together in a supportive environment that will facilitate your self change. Even though I’m working with you alone, I use a couples counseling approach. This means that your relationship is my client. Not only will I hear your point of view, but I will help you understand your partner’s.
It’s not easy to go it alone but think about what a great investment you’re making in yourself and your marriage.
Yes, one partner can create positive change in a relationship!
What can you expect from couples counseling for one?
In couples counseling for one you will explore the patterns in your relationship that aren’t working, become more aware of the ways you interact and react that keep you stuck and figure out what you can do differently to create change.
Even though I’m working with you alone, I use a couples counseling approach. This means that your relationship is my client. Not only will I hear your point of view, but I will help you understand your partner’s.
In our sessions together, we’ll explore the patterns in your relationship that are causing unhappiness and disconnection and you will:
When you change your own perspective, you create positive change in your relationship.
Relationship counseling for one has helped many couples improve their relationship. Some of the benefits are:
- Better communication skills for talking about sensitive issues.
- Solving problems becomes easier leading to more positive feelings between you.
- One person’s learning creates a positive cycle that benefits both of you and the relationship.