Debunking Myths about Couples’ Therapy

Countless myths surrounding a concept that equips couples to navigate through the relationship and its complexities

Couple counselling sessions are relevant irrespective of the status of the relationship—married or not. With couples’ counselling, the therapist devotes resources to work on both the parties concerned instead of each individual to work through specific problems. Every session proceeds with a pre-established and concrete set of objectives.

The sessions are pertinent to gaining insights and arriving at deductions for a healthier and better relationship. Perhaps this is why debunking the myths are crucial to do away with the stigma associated with counselling and integrate therapy into relationships when the need arises.

Therapy would Ultimately Lead to Estrangement 

The purpose of a therapist is never in getting the couple separated or divorced since therapy actively works on the pathos and complications plaguing the relationship. As a couple, this is a great opportunity to recover and overcome to commence on a new journey doping away with toxic patterns, unrealistic expectations, unhealthy coping mechanisms and lack of boundaries.

Therapy is Pointless for the Relationship is Doomed Already

If both partners are willing to have faith, therapy is bound to yield positive results. Therapy enhances understanding of the relationship and fosters necessary skills—communication, conflict resolution and listening skills, to resuscitate it.

Therapy should not be viewed negatively nor as a punishment, one must be subjected to. Counselling, in fact, is a powerful strategy to invest both in yourself and the partner and to work towards the relationship as a team. In a relationship, it is not unprecedented to lose motivation or courage to work for better days and this is where therapy steps in.

Therapy Means Revisiting Trauma and Dissecting Past Issues 

Therapy is really about the process and not necessarily about digging past trauma and incidences for nothing. If the situation demands to revisit past issues looming over the present and damaging the relationship, the therapist might talk through those and act as a catalyst for healthy change.

Such sessions might integrate a fresh perspective on old incidences to understand better and gain a deeper insight into each other.

Therapy is about Coercing and Manipulating your Partner to Participate 

If the partner is vehemently opposed to the concept of couples’ therapy and fails to trust the process, chances of any improvement or positive result are low since the individual is consciously holding back.

Dragging your partner to attend sessions might be a bad decision and could solidify their arguments against it. Instead of force or deception, consider convincing them using honesty and fairness to salvage the relationship.

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