Think that a major relationship crisis is the only reason to go to couples counseling? Think again! Here are a few benefits of going before you are at your breaking point.
To Work Through The Small Stuff
This is a primary reason for pre-marital couples counselling. The small stuff that bothers you in the beginning of a relationship are likely to be the habits and personality quirks that are always bothersome. Counseling can help you to be aware of your partners perspective on these issues and how not to sweat this small stuff so much.
To Learn How To Be In A Healthy Relationship
Learning how to be in a relationship, both platonic and romantic, isn’t something we are taught in school. Often it is something we see modeled by our immediate family, that mirror—or go to extremes to avoid. Counseling will help to improve your communication and empathy and teach you how to be a good partner.
To Create Relationship Goals
Many couples forget to set relationship goals, or even to check-in regarding their relationship. This makes a few annual visits to a couples counselor an excellent way to refocus on the two of you.
Most couples think of counseling as a last resort when things are so bad that they need professional help to work through it. With the proactive approach above you can avoid many of the bigger issues.