Relationships are a lot of work! Especially the ones that matter. People can sometimes be in relationships where they are hoping things will change but they aren’t really doing anything to make it happen. If you want something to be different in your relationship, don’t wait for your partner to make the change for you; get to work in thinking about what you can do to make the change happen and do it.
Being in a relationship requires both partners to pull their weight and do the work of keeping the relationship a priority. Relationships also require each person to take responsibility to making sure their needs are met. If your needs aren’t being met take responsibility for finding ways to get your needs met in a way that works for both you and your partner.
At Collaborative Counseling we have therapists who can help you explore what you want to be different in your relationships and how to make it happen. Sometimes we also are in relationships that we may need to let go of and we can help you work through that as well.
For more information on our counseling services and scheduling, please contact us to schedule today.
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Validation is a powerful tool that can be implemented in almost every relationship we have. According to Karyn Hall, PhD: “Validation is the recognition and acceptance of another person’s thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors as understandable. Self-validation is the recognition and acceptance of your own thoughts, feelings, sensations and behaviors as understandable.” Wh… [more+]