Relationship challenges are inevitable. When both partners are willing to face the challenges hand-in-hand and work together to find win-win solutions, most problems can be managed.
But sometimes couples lack the skills and tools to work through even solvable problems in their relationship. As unresolved issues, poor relationship habits, and emotional disconnection compound, the stability and spark in the relationship begin to fade.
At this stage, one partner may be eager to get some support because they know the relationship would benefit from the guidance of a professional perspective. Yet the other half of the partnership is refusing to attend.
When approaching your partner about attending couples therapy, you are likely to meet resistance. Some people have misconceptions about couples therapy; they may fear “exposing” their flaws and feeling vulnerable, or they may…