Dating Troubles, Communication Breakdown,
Sexual Difficulties, and Marriage Problems:
Relationship Therapy for Couples and Individuals
We are always seeking, harmony in our relationships because relationships are crucial to personal happiness. Whether it be forging work relationships, seeking out a new friendship, navigating the dating field, figuring out what it means to be a couple or learning how to work together in a marriage, we are always involved with others. But, there can be a great deal of stress when we can’t find someone to be with, when we are on rocky ground with a girlfriend or boyfriend, or finding it hard to communicate in our couple or marriage. With so much of life being affected by relationship issues, it is not surprising that there can be times when people become stuck, unbalanced, or completely overwhelmed by problems in the area of love, attachment, sex, and commitment.
When people suffer with relationship problems, it usually feels overwhelming, confusing, and hard to fix. For some, there is a widespread pattern of difficulties, failure, self sabotage, conflict, or disappointment in the interpersonal realm. For others, relationships problems are felt in only some areas of life such as work or sex. Constant trouble with communication is quite common in relationship problems.
Dysfunctional ways of relating can affect your ability to be a functional friend, good communicator, satisfying lover, effective coworker, an real equal within a couple, or a participating marriage partner. Lack of effective communication and the repeating of very old patterns of conflict and psychological unhappiness are common roadblocks for individuals and couples.
Romance, work, friendship, and marriage are areas that demand a healthy outlook on life, a strong sense of self confidence, and the ability to truly communicate. Couples have many positive and negative feelings and thoughts that have to be openly expressed in effective and functional ways to bring you together as a couple or a team instead of apart and separate. Chronic relationship problems can often be traced to family of origin issues that are still unresolved. This is where the robust methods of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counseling can help the most. Dr. Waska offers relationship therapy that concentrates of finding the root cause of relationship issues instead of trying to focus on the external symptoms. This brings about lasting change and important psychological shifts that result in new ways of relating and finding a new quality of life.
Relationship problems are the most fundamental and painful conflicts one can encounter since we all need to have others in our lives to truly feel at peace and to enjoy life. Finding a relationship is often a problem for many people. For others, it is maintaining and managing a healthy and loving relationship. Dating, marriage, family life, friendships, work life, and day to day relating with others are all areas that can encounter relationship breakdown. Relationship troubles can sour a person’s efforts in dating, in sexual efforts, in trying to forge friendships, in wanting to establish a career, to be an effective parent, or to contribute towards a healthy marriage. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counseling is specifically designed to focus on the unconscious and underlying causes of these problems, helping the person to gradually find the answers to these relationship issues and embrace a new way of relating to themselves and others, offering a new experience of life and day to day life.
Relationship problems in the area of dating, romance, sex, couple’s communication, or in marriage are emotional conditions best treated by professionals in the field of psychology. Robert Waska MFT, PhD uses research proven psychodynamic or psychoanalytic counseling and psychotherapy. This form of therapy for individuals and couples is evidence based and has been found to be helpful in truly resolving the real problem and allowing for new ways of coping and interacting with others.