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Whether he’s happy or not, the mention of couple’s therapy is enough to send any guy running. The idea of airing out his dirty laundry in front of a stranger isn’t exactly what he’d consider a day well spent. But if your long-term relationship is in trouble, and you want to fix it, couples therapy may be just what you and your partner need. With that being said, knowing when couples therapy is a viable option is important. It obviously isn’t for everyone and every situation. Read on to see if couples therapy could end up being the solution you’ve been looking for.
Whether your relationship works out or not – and I hope it does – therapy is a chance and an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the people in your life. This could never be a bad thing. Good luck!
Mental health, therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor … the choices seem endless. While there are plenty for you to “choose” from, many people do not know WHEN to start considering professional help. Maintaining your mental health by seeing a licensed professional has taken on such a negative social stigma. Even admitting to yourself that you may need more help with a particular issue than solely the venting session at happy hour with your girlfriends may be embarrassing. Girl, shake off the embarrassment, shame or pride. There is nothing wrong with seeking help. Investing in her mental health is one of the best things a Made Woman can do for herself. Here are some general guidelines on when you should see a therapist:
Life is hard sometimes. And there is no shame in raising your hand and asking for help when things get too tough. For more information on where to find a licensed mental health practitioner visit the website for the National Institute of Mental Health. Get the help you need and make things easier on yourself.