Valentine’s Day is round the corner. It’s that time of the year when words like ‘love’ ‘romance’ and ‘relationships’ are on the minds of most people, irrespective of whether you are in a relationship, contemplating getting into one or reminiscing about the past.
As people around the world celebrate the festival of love, lot of us find ourselves introspecting and wondering about our own relationship with our partner. Relationships are like flowers in a garden. If nurtured with love and affection, they bloom beautifully, filling your life with their fragrance. But if neglected, it doesn’t take long for a relationship to wither and become an eyesore.
When you see ‘happy couples’ all around you, you might wonder how they have it so easy. They seem to have everything going for them, and their relationship seems to be straight out of a fairy-tale. What’s their secret, you might wonder. Are they just plain lucky? Or is it magic? Not really. A great relationship grows from mutual trust and openness between the two partners. There are no relationships in this world which do not face problems or crisis. But the difference lies in how the problems are dealt with. Being open to criticism and disagreements, making mutually agreed decisions and playfulness are a few things that successful relationships are based on.
Do you find yourself blaming your partner every time something goes wrong? Or giving each other the silent treatment when you disagree? Are you finding yourself ‘giving up’ on him/her more easily? Research shows that couples who seek professional help for their relationship have a much higher success rate at resolving their issues and staying together than those who don’t. With its focus on conflict resolution and communication patterns, counselling gives you an opportunity to take a closer look at the most important aspect of your life, and bridge the gap that may have grown between you and your partner.
We are living in an age where professional help is just a mouse-click away. Why not book an online session and give your relationship the much needed boost this Valentine’s Day?