Relationships: Rebuilding Connections
Most couples start relationships full of fun, passion, and friendship. Over time, through ineffective communication patterns and busy lives, we can forget to show each other fondness, admiration, and respect. In their place, negativity, conflict and resentment can sneak in. Couples can lose the depth of their initial connection and intimacy and get stuck in the same old fights.
While conflict and negativity in a relationship or marriage is upsettting and stressful for the couple, these stresses can also reach into each individual’s personal life (work, school, friendships, other family relationships) and have a negative impact on any children living in the home. Research shows that couples wait on average 6 years before seeking help for relationship issues – the sooner that you get started on relationship counselling, the less work there is to be done.