Growing up, our minds are filled with stories of princesses and princes, adventures and excitement but with one primary ending and that is that they all live happily ever after. It is no wonder then that as we grow up, we go looking for our own special someone to walk off into the sunset with.
A romantic relationship is one of the closest forms of relationship that we have. Choosing a partner and staying together through life’s ups and downs is rarely simple – if you choose to then get married, buy a home or start a family together, this can add to the complexity.
Very few relationships exist conflict free – whether it’s the odd disagreement or ‘bicker’, repeatedly arguing or you’ve lost the fun element in your relationship. As the years go by, the divorce rate seems to just increase more and more and it looks like people are no longer willing to fight for the relationship they loved so much at the beginning.
Divorce isn’t the only answer though, even if you feel you’re at the point where there is no turning back, it is worth trying everything before giving up. This is especially important if there are children involved. Divorce and fighting in a family can have both short and long term effects on children so it’s even more important to ensure that your relationship and communication is the best it can be whether you stay together or not.
For many of us, our first instinct is to try and work through the problems alone, but it can be incredibly helpful to seek outside support. It’s useful if this outside support comes from a professional as family and friends can be biased and are often too close see things clearly.
Relationship Coaching is designed for couples and is ideal for those who either want to save a damaged relationship or resolve issues that are threatening to damage their relationship. It is a very direct solution-focused approach which involves practical tasks and “homework tasks” in addition to discussion work. This enables couples to reconnect and really get to know and understand each other getting that ‘spark’ between them functioning and glowing. Most couples who undertake the course are pleasantly surprised at how quickly results can be achieved.
“In our experience many couples come to us already having been through traditional couple counselling elsewhere but feel that they have not achieved much or received what they need by way of guidance or direction and without the appropriate support the issue they had gone to resolve was still recurring. So they remain feeling stuck, frustrated and unhappy in their relationship”
Joy Sackett Wood.
Our 12-session programme requires that you both, as a couple fully commit to your relationship and each other as an absolute priority over a period of about 3 months as it will require you both to be dedicated to this process in order to achieve the best possible, happy, positive, life changing, long lasting outcome for you both.
Many couples have achieved and enjoyed this result! Just take a look at this recent testimonial that we received:
“It was hard for me to accept the idea that we needed couples therapy at first. We commit for the 12 sessions (3 months) expecting to get to know each other better. Joy has been extremely patient with us. She gave us practical tools and we found out a lot of things about the other half and about ourselves too. I would advise anyone to go to therapy even if you don’t feel like you need it. You will learn powerful techniques that take off layers of misunderstanding and bad habit, so you can express your true self. This experience gave us so much more than we expected, and I am extremely grateful to Joy for her guidance.”
E G & F G of Bournemouth
No relationship is perfect, it has its ups and downs. If you’re feeling troubled by yours, try and remember the wonderful feelings you felt at the beginning of your relationship when you first met and why you started your relationship and get in touch we’d love to help.