Relationships & More specializes in counseling services aimed at restoring broken relationships. We work with couples, individuals, and even adolescents. One thing we can say for certain is that relationships are complicated. So are the issues that cause trouble between people. The complexity of it all leads to the number one thing you need to know about troubled relationships.
Before we let the proverbial cat out of the bag, we want to encourage you to learn more about our counseling services in Westchester County, New York. Our office is located in Rye. We offer both in-person sessions and online counseling.
With the formalities out of the way, here is the previously mentioned number one thing to know about troubled relationships: they don’t get that way overnight. Troubled relationships are the result of long-term problems going unresolved. Some of the clients we counsel have had problems for decades.
One Problem Leads the Next
Troubled relationships are a lot like credit card debt. If you know anything about credit cards, you know that interest compounds over time. This is to say that interest is regularly recalculated based on an account’s outstanding balance. The larger the balance, the higher the interest charges are. Over time, it is possible to rack up quite a bit of debt just in the interest alone.
Relationships work the same way. Small problems that are not dealt with tend to compound – just like credit card interest. And the more unresolved problems in the mix, the more likely that new problems will arise. One problem leads to the next and, before you know it, you find yourself in a situation that seems unbearable.
The good news is that very few troubled relationships are completely beyond help. In almost every case we deal with, there is hope. And in fact, that is what relationship counseling is all about. Whether we are working with a married couple or parents having trouble with an adolescent, counseling seeks to uncover unresolved problems so that solutions can be found.
Repairing Relationships Takes Time
Going back to the credit card example, troubled relationships are similar in that repairing them takes time. If you had a terrible credit score because of poor credit card spending habits, repairing the damage would take time. It is not possible to magically raise your credit score overnight just by cutting up your credit cards. You have to do certain things to rebuild that trust that will get your credit score back on track.
Likewise, relationship therapy will not fix a broken relationship in just one session. Repairing years of damage takes time. It also takes effort and a willingness to work with your therapist and anyone else involved.
We want you to know that the time and effort are worth it. We know from personal experience that many people enjoy richer and fuller relationships as a result of putting in the effort to resolve long-standing problems. They look back on counseling as a difficult but positive experience. Best of all, they are glad they went through it.
We Want to Help
We fully understand that relationships aren’t easy. In fact, they are quite complicated. Furthermore, the complexities of our personal relationships are such that leaving problems unaddressed only causes them to fester and compound over time. That is how a relationship goes from solid to troubled.
If you are experiencing one or more troubled relationships, we want to help. We offer marriage and couples counseling in our Rye office. We also offer individual counseling, adolescent counseling, and additional services. Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you.