Are you struggling in your current relationship and can’t seem to figure out why?
Have you recently separated, divorced, or ended an important relationship and are left picking up the pieces?
Have you ever wondered what the single biggest predictor of happiness is? Having healthy relationships can be the ultimate source of happiness… or despair. If you’re struggling in your relationship it may be time to talk to someone.
Relationships are the largest source of happiness, but can also be the largest source of discomfort. A partner may challenge you, bring out your unresolved issues, and reveal parts of yourself that you never knew existed. All in all, It can be an exciting and overwhelming time.
Additionally, recent research has shown that we develop attachments with our romantic partners much in the same way we developed attachments to our parents growing up. Without secure, safe, and loving attachments to a loved one, we can seem like we don’t have a shoulder to lean on in difficult times.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, anger management, and it is affecting your relationship then it might be a good time to talk to someone.
Navigating through separation and relationship break-up
Break-ups are difficult, there is no other way to put it. Sometimes we can feel like we lose a whole sense of ourselves, of our identity. Where am I headed now, and who am I? We may blame ourselves, feel guilty, ashamed and frustrated with ourselves unnecessarily.
Relationships (either starting or ending) can be a very exciting time in our lives. They are great opportunities to redefine, rediscover and understand ourselves. We have an ability to start afresh, anew. Moreover, it is a great time for self-discovery through therapy.
Q: How can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help me with my relationships?
CBT works on the basic premise that it’s not events that disturb us, but how we view them. Often times we have these unhelpful thinking patterns that hinder us in relationships. Maybe you’re excessively hard on yourself, or hold irrational beliefs and expectations about relationships. These are the sort of things we can uncover in working together.