When people get married, all too many assume it will be a fairytale. You meet “the one,” have a wonderful and fulfilling courtship, get married on the perfect day of your life and simply live happily ever after. But not all marriages wind up as fairytales. Many couples go into a relationship without the tools to manage the challenges that come with every marriage. If you have been experiencing difficulties in your relationship, Southlake couples therapy can help. But just when should you consider therapy? Here are a few trigger points and behaviors that are signs you need help.

Many relationship issues begin and end with communication. Once communication between a couple has deteriorated, it is all too difficult to get it back on track without the help of a therapist. There are couples who continue to talk, but their communication is always negative. Negative communication can include any words that leave the partner feeling rejected, shamed, insecure or judged. Negative communication also includes not just the words one says, but the manner in which they are said.

Each party in a relationship has every right to privacy, but when secrets are kept from each other then it’s a sign something might not be right.

Fantasizing about having an affair is a clear signal that you desire something different than you currently have. It is prudent you seek a therapist before something does actually happen.

Financial infidelity is just as harmful as an affair. If one partner is keeping the other in the dark about spending or other financial factors, then therapy may be the solution.

Many couples wait too long before seeking help, don’t let that be your downfall.