5 Benefits Of Therapy In Relationships
How therapy helps you fix the most common relationship problems.
What is Therapy? 30th Jul, 2021
Relationships of all sorts have a significant impact on our self-awareness and our interaction with society. They can provide us with a sense of security, excitement, and hope. Still, our closest relationships are often playgrounds or battlefields, where our weaknesses, destructive behaviours, and unresolved injuries from our past come to light.
Many people are in painful relationships due to problems with sex, money, trust, and communication. Our interpersonal health is closely related to our personal mental health. In fact, those who feel happy in interpersonal relationships are less likely to report experiencing mental health and emotional problems. Nevertheless, if you find yourself dealing with several relationship problems, maybe it’s time to consider therapy. Here are some ways in which therapy can be beneficial to you.
1) Therapy Can Help To Rebuild Trust And Intimacy:
Many people believe that trust is the most important factor in a relationship. Trust can, however, be challenging to establish and even more difficult to maintain. When two people participate in a relationship uniquely, each party brings generations of conscious and unconscious cultures and norms. These may manifest as troublesome symptoms, such as withdrawal, quarrelling, infidelity, or just loss of energy and interest. This can inevitably lead to distance between partners and even infidelity.
2) Deal With Sexual Problems:
Most people have sexual problems at some point in their lives. Sadly, people are often ashamed of sex, let alone sexual problems. We make fun of sex and rarely discuss it directly with friends or family. This sense of shame keeps people from asking for help. Working with a therapist trained in sex psychotherapy can be very helpful in normalising people’s concerns, educating them about sex, and listening to them in a receptive and non-judgmental way.
3) Difficulties Involving Family and Friends:
Our position in the family can affect our focus in life. We are often attracted to someone because they can represent our original family. Sometimes this works, and both partners get along despite the differences, but it’s also possible that the couple will eventually become part of the “family drama” without realising they are in it. This can subsequently lead to unresolved issues for the couple and the family, unknowingly.
4) New Parental Status:
When a couple grows in number, the dynamics of the relationship changes. For a new mother, the focus is on the baby, her own changing body and mind, and how she must psychologically adapt to motherhood. With each stage of pregnancy and maternity, the state and emotions of the mother are constantly changing. Part of this process is influenced by the cultural and social expectations of being a good mother. There is plenty of research about the role of mothers and their impact on the psychological development of infants. As it turns out though, the focus is not placed on how parenthood can be a harmful process for a long-term relationship. Therapy can be a process that helps to reestablish priorities and create appropriate expectations.
5) Drug Abuse and Addiction:
When a partner consumes alcohol and drugs, and the other does not, it definitely leads to severe damage to the relationship, along with the health and well-being of one or both of them. Over time, emotional and financial worries may begin to impact even more. As the habit continues, you may start to feel alienated and think that your partner does not know you. Isolation creates an environment of distrust and shakes the pillars of any relationship. This will exacerbate the anger and isolation you already feel, inevitably leading to controversy and, if not managed and contained, to violence. Therapy allows them to understand each other and creates a supportive environment where they can deal with the problem that caused this behaviour.