If your partner has the same degree of enthusiasm for couples therapy you have, please see this page — Couples Therapy
HOWEVER: If you’re despairing because your relationship’s in trouble and your partner
A first principle of Systems theory holds that change in one part of a system creates change in other parts.
This means that one committed person can learn to change the way their couple relates.
When I started to see Susan I was really stressed. I was working long and hard. My marriage was near dissolution. I thought I had no control over my life. My sessions with Susan opened my eyes to what I really wanted for myself and my life. I knew my husband and I wanted children, however I did not want to repeat my parents’ mistakes and have a very strained relationship with my children.
Through Susan I was able to understand my childhood and my relationship with my parents and sister and how they had formed the person I was. I was able to see that I was in control of my destiny. Through communication I could work on all my relationships. Being a “yes” person and always trying to please, I realised it was OK to say “NO!” and, in fact, healthy for all if I did so. It took time and effort but I’m proud to say I have a strong healthy marriage and a beautiful baby girl and am now in control of my life.
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