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Benefits of Couples Therapy

Most couples try to work things out on their own, or with the advice of family or friends. But many more couples today are turning to couples therapy to sort through and resolve their problems. If troubled couples don’t seek help from a professional, a good relationship could be lost forever, and this could even impact future relationships.

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The Benefits of Relationship Therapy:

– An objective view of your relationship. A non-biased professional can see things in your relationship that you may overlook.

– Help in gaining insight into your relationships and/or behavior. It’s hard to fix an issue if you don’t realize what it is or how it’s affecting each other.

– Resolving patterns that aren’t working in your relationship. A good couples therapist can help you identify harmful patterns and replace them with ones that help your relationship grow and improve.

Couples therapy can also be accessed via teletherapy, which is a term used to describe online therapy, where an individual or couples interact with a therapist over the internet via Skype, video, Facetime, or another mode of video/audio communication. It’s the same kind of face-to-face interaction you’d receive in a therapist’s office.

Teletherapy is a good option for those who may not otherwise seek therapy the traditional way. It avoids traffic, travel time, and is perfect for those with hectic schedules, or for those who feel more comfortable doing therapy in their own home.


What to Expect in Couples Therapy

In couples therapy, a couple can expect to take an honest look at their relationship and talk about behaviors and emotions, and underlying problems. This can be uncomfortable for a couple who lacks communication skills but is actually very helpful in working through issues and saving the relationship. It takes honesty and willingness to listen and, in some cases, turn negative thought patterns and behaviors into positive ones.


How Couples Therapy Can Help Your Relationship

Couples therapy can help your relationship in a number of ways:

– Helps you identify what is and what isn’t working in a relationship.

– Evaluate your relationships with an objective eye.

– Gets to the root of the problem with the analysis.

– Offers solid, practical advice on how to fix your problems by changing broken patterns.

If you live in Honolulu and Waikiki and would like to talk to a professional about the possibility of couples therapy, simply pick up your phone and give East-West Therapy Hawaii a call or fill out our contact form here.

Teletherapy is more than just a trendy way to participate in couples therapy—it actually could save your relationship.