HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR THERAPY
The cool thing about counseling is that you get to decide what you want it to look like, and how you want it to help you and your partner. And I have a few couples counseling tips for you here: how to get the most out of your couples counseling sessions.
Be honest with yourself. Be honest with your partner. Be honest with your counselor. Just be honest! I can’t begin to tell you how many issues people faced in the sessions could have been resolved moths prior if people had been honest with me or themselves.
HAVE AN OPEN MIND
So many of the struggles faced by couples stem from the inability of one or both partners to be willing to consider an alternate perspective. Your story has validity. So does your partner’s story.
That’s where a counselor can come in to help. The counselor can help you see all perspectives, and find out where the root of the problem is, so you can move forward and strengthen your relationship.
I have read quite a few on ways of approaching couples counseling, theoretical books. It’s like having an encyclopedia of information just about the different ways I can help couples strengthen relationships.
UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR COUNSELOR HAS LOTS OF INFORMATION.
But guess what? That means I am searching the database of my brain each time I talk with a couple. And then I make a hypothesis about what tool will best help this couple. What if I give you my best guess as to what solution would help you, and it’s wrong, but you and your partner aren’t honest?
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