Humans are complex and so are the relationships between them. The issues between humans certainly exceed black and white boundaries. There is a lot of grey when it comes to relationships, and communication is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy relationship. If you’re struggling to connect with your partner, couples counseling may help you build that bridge and strengthen the mental health of both you and your partner.

Personal relationships can be especially difficult balancing the needs of both you and your partner. With so much human complexity, and so many variables at play, couples counseling may help you find common ground with your partner. As problems crop up, couples therapy can provide reasonable solutions to strengthen your relationship. Difficulty can arise in any relationship, and the source of a problem can come from any of the following:

Poor Communication

Communication is crucial to establishing a strong relationship and trust between you and your partner. If you and your partner can’t communicate effectively, problems are likely to follow because of it. It’s important to understand each other and to properly communicate both positive and negative aspects of your relationship with each other.

Speak with each other about issues and obstacles in your lives. Grow together as you learn more from one another. Communication can be strengthen through couples counseling and overall strengthen the mental health of both you and your partner.

Different Expectations

If you and your partner have different expectations throughout your relationship, you may have to compromise or cope. Expectations can be both a good and bad thing, and it’s imperative to ensure that you and your partner remain on the same page or at least understand each other’s pages. If your expectations are vastly different and hugely important, a middle ground might be impossible. Couples counseling can reveal different expectations, and it can help you progress and move forward.

Difficulty with Intimacy

Emotional and sexual intimacy (if you choose to have sex) ought to be major benefits of having a relationship. If sexual intimacy is apart of your relationship, having difficulty in the bedroom can stem to various other problems within your relationship. If you struggle to find emotional and/or sexual intimacy, therapy and counseling may help you become more intimate with your partner.

Bad Habits

Bad habits, such as alcoholism or drug abuse, can destroy a relationship. These habits can foster undesirable feelings about one another, or affect the overall fundamentals of your relationships. Bad habits can also mess with mental health, reflecting in the dynamics of your relationship. Creating a strategy to defeat a bad habit is an essential aspect in stopping them from seriously impacting your relationship. Overcome bad habits, and regain your relationship health with therapy.


People change. As your relationship progresses, you may have to adapt and change as your partner changes. Allowing for change can strengthen your relationship with your partner.

If you and your partner are struggling to grow together, or if you’d simply like a stronger relationship, couples counseling may be an excellent option. Feel free to get in touch with Wendy Iglehart to schedule a counseling session today!