You have a new job, children, and a house to take care of. You stop making the relationship a priority and focus on other things. This means you need to schedule a time for fun like you did in the beginning.
Fun is the glue in a relationship. It is what will keep you together.
5. Letting outside stressors affect your relationship
This is when it is important to talk to your partner and for your partner to really listen to you. You can’t always control what is happening outside the relationship. But, if you have a good foundation in your relationship, then it won’t drive a wedge between the two of you.
In order to do this, you need to have trust in the relationship. This means that when you talk about what is stressing you out, your partner should not judge you or try to solve the problem. Your partner should listen and be supportive.
In order to have healthy relationships that last, it’s best to get help for your problems and issues as early as you can.
Couples therapy can teach you to relate to your partner in a new way and give you a new perspective on the relationship.
I have been trained to use The Gottman Method for couples, which comes with over four decades of research. It starts with an assessment, this gives me a lot of information about the relationship. It would take many sessions to find out this information if I didn’t use it.
All relationships go through seasons and couples therapy can help you understand what those seasons mean and grow from them.