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THE BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL INTERVENTION

May 01, 2017
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Nobody likes the idea of going to a therapist, after all, we live in a time in which we are expected to excel in every aspect of our lives, including our relationships. However, when your relationship is taking strain and you are unsure of how to address your issues, couple’s therapy can be a great way to face your concerns head-on and find a sustainable way to regain the happy momentum that propelled you at the beginning of your romance. 

THE BENEFITS OF COUPLES THERAPY
Therapists with a focus on relationship therapy, such as Kobus van der Merwe from Imago Relationship, are skilled at untangling the core issues at the root of floundering relationships. Booking a session with a qualified couple’s therapist has the following benefits:

IT OPENS COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
When couples fight, they are often unable to really hear each other. Each party is so wrapped up in their righteous indignation that they don’t actually listen to what the other is saying. Scheduling a few sessions to work through your problems with the guidance of a professional therapist will allow you to hash out your issues in a safe space where both you and your partner are allowed equal time to voice your concerns. 

IT’S A TARGETED APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIP MAINTENANCE
Couple’s therapy gives you the tools to maintain a healthy relationship in the long run. By working with a professional counsellor you’ll establish mitigative routines and mechanisms you can return to when issues arise again later on. 

IT PROVIDES A BLANK SLATE
When we try to resolve our issues on our own, it often ends up getting swept under the rug. Nothing is really resolved, but you let it go for the sake of getting on with things. Targeted couple’s therapy allows you to find the underlying cause of your problems and decide on a mutually beneficial solution. Once this has been achieved, you have a clean slate and a fresh start to rejuvenate that passionate romance you felt at the beginning of your relationship. 

These are just a few of the benefits of couple’s therapy. Keep your eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more information of tackling the tough times and keeping the romance alive despite the issues you’ll uncover along the way.

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Dr Elmari Mulder Craig

Dr Elmari Mulder Craig is a well-known sexologist, marital and relationship expert, couples therapist, psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and author. She is dedicated to educating people with practical skills and professional information on how to enhance and maintain successful sexual and emotional intimacy within a relationship.

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