Couples and relationship/sexual problems
On the other pages we have described how sexual or psychological problems can challenge individuals. Here we would like to provide a description of problems that could occur within your intimate relationship or marriage.
Relationship problems can happen in any stage of the relationship, whether you have just been together for a couple of months or been married for several years. It can happen in all types of relationships or in any age group. Relationship problems can be caused by various factors such as differences in expectations, future plans, financial stress, values in a relationship, differences in sexual needs, and so on. In general there is one common factor: the communication between partners becomes stressed, complicated or absent. Partners could lose their empathy which can result in conflicts or fights, and feelings of hurt. Chances are you are probably both suffering.
Sex Therapy & Psychology Adelaide provides treatment for couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship, whether in regards to their intimacy or communication. This treatment is most effective when both partners are present during therapy. In the first session Selma would like to gain a full understanding of your relationship, the stages you have gone through together and the issues you are experiencing. To determine which strategies could be helpful for the two of you to practice or explore, your desired outcomes or treatment goals will be discussed as they will determine the direction of the interventions. Some couples need some guidance in how to communicate more effectively with each other. Other couples need advice on how to compromise in a difference of opinion. Some couples need to learn how to cope with each other's emotions in a more constructive way. Other couples need to learn how to discuss needs and desires when they feel unhappy. These are just some examples of problems in relationships.
If you are unhappy in your relationship and the both of you are willing to work on improvement with the help of a professional, please contact Selma van Diest to book an appointment for the two of you.
If you would like to read more about sexual problems that could occur in a relationship please click here.