You may feel that there is a gap in your connection with your partner and that you do just not understand each other. This may be affecting your intimacy and ability to just be comfortable around one another. You also could be experiencing a general feeling of tension and dissatisfaction that you are not sure of how to resolve and discuss with your significant other.
If you have found out about extramarital relations that your partner is having, or you are having concerns because you are engaged with infidelity yourself, this may be a very scary, painful, and lonely experience from being disconnected with your partner. You may also wish to leave your current relationship and are having difficulty doing so for many reasons. Counselling can help make your path clearer, and assist you with developing strategies to navigate it. Counselling can also help with sorting out the emotional baggage that goes along with trust issues that arise from these concerns.
You have found (or thought you did) a great person to be with, and then a question pops up in your mind, "Am I doing the right thing?” This might also be just a general overwhelming feeling from how permanent it feels. At this point, you might be considering counselling to get some perspective and assistance with exploring the pros and cons and impact of your decision. Essentially, you might be looking for help figuring out if this is the best person for you, and if it will be fulfilling for both of you.
You may have been thinking about it just recently or have been considering the decision to separate from your partner for some time. You might need a clearer picture of the situation or help with overcoming some of the obstacles that go along with separating and sorting out the entire lives of two people. The emotional pain and sheer amount of obligation to accomplish this is overwhelming, and you may feel lost in the stress of having to maintain your working life (and sanity).
Couples counselling for separation and divorce can help you with deciding which direction you want to go in, and create strategies to navigate the phases. Counselling can also help with building your confidence, self-esteem, and repair trust and intimacy concerns that may have developed in the turmoil of your relationship.
So, you already have, or are thinking of having a child, and you are wanting to provide the best parenting and family experience for a healthy, happy, and flourishing start to your child’s life. Counselling can offer proven strategies for helping you to raise a happy, healthy, and socially well-adjusted child. Some of the areas of parenting you might want assistance with are discipline, mental health, learning and education, sleeping and eating, tantrums and crying, and socialization.
Additional Practice Areas
If you have concerns about issues that were not mentioned in the menu, Lifespring offers couples counselling services for many other areas. Feel free to inquire about our areas of practice at 778.800.1995 or firstname.lastname@example.org