Conflict is inevitable. It is important, however, to learn how to resolve, move forward, and grow from it.
Your therapist will provide you with the space to create a mutual agreed upon vision of what you want your relationship to look like and then help you make the necessary changes to achieve that vision. This will be your greatest asset to your long-term relationship. Couples therapy will also allow you to increase your understanding of both you and your partner and the patterns that have become damaging to the relationship.
Poor communication skills put the relationship at a greater risk of becoming emotionally distant causing the couple to grow apart. Your therapist will teach you both a method of communication that will allow you to resolve your issues and differences collaboratively even after therapy is over.
Let’s replace the angry or depressed feelings back to the happy and loving ones. Bring back the genuine hugs, smiles, appreciation, and affection. Invest in your relationship and allow therapy to help you return to your prior loving relationship.