Many people train with a coach or mentor in fitness, golf, music, tennis, financial management, and other areas where they want to grow their skills. Relationship counseling is no different. By accepting relationship advice, you’re investing in your “relationship intelligence” and developing skills that benefit you and all of the people in your life.
Skills to Nurture:
- Attain a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Learn new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Manage anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Accept relationship advice, improving communication and listening skills
- Change old behavior patterns and develop new ones
- Discover new ways to solve problems and resolve conflict
- Improve your self-identity and boost self-confidence
When to seek help
We often misinterpret one another by misunderstanding the way we each process emotions. We think conflicts ensue due to disagreements over our words and their meaning, and at times this is true, however, it is often because we do not slow down to understand the process in motion. We react instead of respond, and the conflict cycle resumes. Seek relationship advice to improve these areas of your life.
Relationship counseling can help to stop conflict
- Identify any emotional dynamics that are being replayed from your childhood.
- Learn how to relate to others in a more nurturing and loving way.
- Learn about relational intelligence and ways to increase connection.
- Learn about your attachment style and how to better relate with the attachment styles of those who are important to you.
For help with your marriage or committed partner, please see marriage and couples counseling.