Relationships and connections to others are inevitable in everyday life. With such a large variety of different types of relationships, there are bound to be relationship issues that arise. There is no one, single cause for relationship problems, but a number of factors can play a part. Family and upbringing can play an important role in future relationships. People whose parents divorced are more likely to experience relationship breakdowns than those whose parents remained together. Seeing high levels of conflict during childhood and adolescence or experiencing abuse in the early years has been linked to relationship problems later in life as well. Life transitions, such as moving from living together to being married, having a baby, children leaving home, and moving into retirement can put strain on a relationship. If you find yourself struggling with any kind of relationship, whether that is with a significant other, a family member, or a friend, it may be time to get help.
Therapy at CARE Counseling for relationship issues may include working on addressing the way you think about yourself, others, and the relationship itself. Additionally, patterns of behavior and interactions may be explored to help you process through what is going on that may be difficult to deal with, and how to begin changing those patterns.