All relationships can have their ups and downs. Disagreements, differences in opinions, and misunderstandings can bring even the strongest relationship down. Sometimes, it is best to bring in an outside party to help you get some perspective and navigate the relationship. At eTherapy Pro, we encourage couples to seek out therapy when they start having problems with their relationship. You don’t even need to leave your house for this as online therapy is very accessible and reliable. Here’s a look at some signs that tell you it is time to seek out couple’s therapy:
1. Lack of Coexistence
A couple’s lives often revolve around each other. That means they plan their schedules to accommodate each other, plan for holidays, breaks, or purchases together, seek each other’s advice before making big changes, etc. A lack of coexistence is one of the biggest signs of relationship problems. If you’re not eating together despite being in the same house at the same time, if you never have recreational activities together, or simply spend meaningful time together, your relationship needs some help.
2. Lack of Communication
Lack of communication is also a big red flag. A happy relationship requires open and honest communication. It also requires compassion and empathy. Couples learn to listen to each other and consider things from their partner’s point of view. Lack of proper communication can lead to misunderstandings, hurt, and distance. If you notice that there’s a communications breakdown between you and your partner, consider getting online therapy.
3. Keeping Secrets
Everyone is entitled to their privacy, even when they’re in a relationship, but keeping big things that can affect both of you a secret is a big sign of a problem. For example, if a person is planning a trip out with friends but doesn’t inform their spouse until the last minute, they have been keeping it a secret and excluding their partner from the conversation and the trip.
4. Thoughts of Infidelity
People can be attracted to other people even when they’re in a committed relationship. However, there’s a difference between being attracted to others and contemplating actually pursuing that attraction. If you have thoughts of infidelity and have been making moves on someone other than your partner, consider getting online couple’s therapy.
All couples have their arguments but if you argue more than get along, therapy may help. Sometimes couples get into a state where they argue and bicker over the smallest things constantly, which is never a healthy and balanced situation. You may need to speak with a therapist to understand the root cause of the problem and resolve it.
6. An Unsettled Feeling
Sometimes things appear good on the surface but the relationship feels less balanced and intimate overall. You know that something is wrong but just can’t put a finger on it and it is making you feel uncomfortable. Most people think they should ignore these feelings and focus on the positives but experienced therapists disagree. Sometimes your instincts are right and you need some help trying to understand why those feelings persist.
Online therapy is one of the best ways to deal with relationship problems because it is accessible, affordable, and discreet. No one needs to know you’re seeing a therapist.