Healing from infidelity
Surviving infidelity in a relationship is no easy task. And not every relationship makes it out alive, but many do and there's always hope whether you chose to stay or go. Those who choose to stay (considering it's not an ongoing pattern) can actually learn a great deal about themselves, their partner, and their relationship. Keep in mind, that this tragic experience is different for every couple, and there are a number of considerations to address when going through the healing process. It's best not to face this treacherous path alone. Seeking professional help can help avoid additional relationship injuries, prevent further damage, and facilitate healing sooner rather than later. In the story below, information has been changed and altered to protect the confidentiality of the couple.
Help with nagging
It's a common topic we hear in counseling. The tension builds, the finger pointing won't stop, and the husband makes the dreaded plea "please help me deal with the nagging!" He's lost, he thinks he's doing everything he can, and she thinks she couldn't be more clear about what she wants, and yet they're both shaking their heads, helpless and frustrated. And by the way, it's not just husbands and wives. Any relationship with two partners can experience this same dynamic. Typically, one is more vocal while the other wants to flee.
How to fight fair
Fighting fair - it's not a subject matter taught much in school, but it's definitely a communication lesson that any good relationship will teach you along the way. Occasionally we have clients come in and say, "we're doing much better, we're not fighting anymore." This can be a great sign, and sometimes a not so great sign.