If you know a lot of Southlake people who are in couples therapy, it is because the stigma of marriage counseling, or therapy in general, has greatly diminished over the years. Seeking therapy for anything from an alcohol addiction to family counseling is not a trend, it is a way to better your life as well as the lives of those close to you. And while many of the reasons couples seek therapy are quite obvious, people also seek the services of a therapist for under publicized reasons.
Loss of Attraction to Your Spouse– Over the years, you seemed to have lost any physical excitement or pleasure when your spouse is around. You have lost the desire to touch them and wonder if it is due to hormones, age or something else.
You Don’t Respect Your Partner’s Opinion– When your partner talks about something, you do your best not to roll your eyes, but it still happens. You may even think you are genuinely better than your partner.
There is Love, But Something is Missing– You think about your partner when they are away at work or what not, yet you don’t feel connected or even close for that matter. You know your spouse is a good person, but you’re just not feeling it.
Dislike Members of Partner’s Family– You might let the fact you don’t like your mother-in-law slide, only because that seems to be socially acceptable. But if there is dispute or anger with your partner’s parents, siblings or other family members it creates conflict and stress.
The reasons to seek couples therapy aren’t always blatantly obvious. If any of these examples hit a little too close to home, you may want to give us a call.