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HOW CAN YOU TELL IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

Relationships take time, empathy, patience, dedication and truth between you and your partner.  No relationship is perfect, there will always be issues. You may not be fully aware of your own or your partner’s feelings, which can be detrimental to the relationship and cause it to slowly breakdown. Usually problems in a relationship manifest over time, which can spell make or break between you and your partner.

We offer the following range of Psychotherapy and Counselling services if you are having difficulties in your relationship:

Relationship Counselling
Marriage Counselling
Couples Therapy

These are some behaviours that best predict when your relationship is in trouble:

  • Boredom as you find that the novelty in your partner wears off
  • One or both start blaming the other
  • Conflict is left unresolved and erupts again from time to time
  • One or both of you have given up and simply co-exist
  • Silences and avoidances are increasing
  • Unexpressed discontent and anger which you suppress to avoid conflict
  • Anger becomes passive through criticism, jokes, digs, put downs
  • Each lead separate lives and use something like work to justify that position
  • Shutting down of intimacy and sexual libido
  • Pornography has replaced sex
  • You fantasise about others
  • Third person triangulation in the relationship
  • Family in-law issues
  • Crisis through job loss, illness, bankruptcy
  • Affairs and betrayal of trust
  • Poor communication skills or inability to listen
  • Passive aggressive behaviours and veiled threats such as to divorce or leave
  • Lack of appreciation of your partner and their contribution to the relationship
  • Issues with children
  • Drugs, addictions or pornography
  • Divorce or separation
  • Manipulative behaviours
  • One or both of you are Narcissistic or Caretaker personalities
  • Mid life crisis
  • You triangulate the relationships by putting energy into children, hobbies, TV  etc.
  • You find little to share or excite with your partner
  • There are power struggles in your relationship
  • There is domination, control or power inequality between both of you
  • There are secrets
  • Interference by friends, family or in-laws
  • Cultural or religious differences driving conflict
  • Coping with blended families

Relationships show signs of underlying problems when some of the above dynamics exist.  If you feel you do not have the ability to address and resolve the issues between you and your partner, then it may be time to contact us to to make a booking with an experienced Relationship Counsellor in Perth, who can provide additional advice and guidance.

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