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 connections, and communication is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy relationship. If you’re struggling to connect with your spouse/partner, Wendy Iglehart, LCPC may help you both build that bridge and strengthen the mental health of both you and your spouse/partner.
Difficulty can arise in any relationship, and the source of a problem can come from any of the following:
Communication is crucial to establishing a strong relationship and trust between you and your spouse/partner. If you and your spouse/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.
If you and your spouse/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 spouse/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 possible. Couple counseling can reveal different expectations, and it can help you progress and move forward.
People change. As your relationship progresses, you may have to adapt and change as your spouse/partner changes. Allowing for change can strengthen your relationship with your spouse/partner.