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When I was a teenager, I couldn’t decide what career path I wanted to pursue after my high school graduation. While I wanted to earn a comfortable living, money wasn’t the only factor guiding my decision. I also desired to have a job that would allow me to help others in some way. If you’re searching for a rewarding career, consider counseling. Counselors have the opportunity to help people solve complicated problems on a daily basis. For instance, as a counselor, you might help a couple resolve marriage issues, aid a teenager battling an eating disorder, or assist an adult dealing with depression. I didn't end up becoming a counselor, but on this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most interesting aspects of being a counselor.

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3 Signs That You Need To Book Couples Therapy

by Marie Reid

Conflicts between partners in a long-term relationship damage their confidence and the wellbeing of their loved ones and children. Although not every relationship comes with a satisfaction guarantee, those that lack open communication, trust, and affection take a toll on the parties involved. If you've lost the spark and conversations always head south, it's time to seek couples therapy.

Believe it or not, many partners going through a rough patch feel reluctant to seek the help of a trained couples therapist. But these specialists help you to understand the dynamics of your unique relationship. They draw from years of experience to listen, evaluate and provide lasting solutions to a strained relationship. Admitting you need help as a couple can be daunting, but couples therapy can turn it around for the better. 

Here are signs you need couples therapy.

1. Broken Trust

Earning your partner's trust in a relationship is hard, but it's easy to breach. If you've been relegating trust issues to the backseat, they're likely to explode with devastating results later on. Such problems may push one of you to seek affection elsewhere. 

Even though you're not considering hooking up with an old partner, it makes sense to approach the broken trust issue head-on. This is where couples therapy comes in handy. If you've had an affair and can't face your partner with the truth, a professional couples therapist can help rekindle the lost connection and foster forgiveness to save the relationship.

2. Communication Leads To Fights

If you're always fighting over trivial issues, and the trend doesn't relent, it could be that there are other underlying issues. If your communication always leads to fights, it could be that you and your partner are overly sensitive or acting defensive to shield a secret from each other. When communication breaks down between the two of you, getting along can become a nightmare. A seasoned couples therapist will review both sides of your story objectively. This enables them to craft productive communication sessions to assist you to recover from the constant bickering.

3. You Avoid Conflict

Relationship conflicts aren't the best moments for couples. If you avoid conflict and arguments, it could affect the healthy growth of your partnership. When you keep off those nasty tiffs, you might start thinking of your partner as the intolerant, unfair, and indifferent party. 

Indeed, taking part in an argument allows you to build tolerance and create solutions to the situation at hand. Attending couples therapy imparts conflict resolution skills, and you can see through your partner's lens whenever similar conflicts arise in the future.