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Discovering a Happy Partnership

Anger is an all-consuming emotion at times, even more so now as we deal with new situations. If you don't get a grip on it, it can affect your quality of life. Anger will damage your relationships and raise your stress levels. If anger is beginning to impact your life, start taking steps to control your emotional state.

Pathways Counseling prides itself on helping couples sustain a loving and lasting partnership. All partnerships have ups and downs. Sometimes, counseling assists in moving the relationship forward. Our qualified counselors are fantastic in helping couples with their struggles.

In the beginning of any romance, both people are living in a “honeymoon phase.” This phase is due to chemicals released. It is also due to excitement, unpredictability, and even the fun in the chase. If only these feelings would continue throughout the duration of a long-lasting relationship! The reality is that our daily tasks take hold and the “newness” wears off.

It is during these moments that problems arise. Many of these problems are small and fixable. Yet, there are circumstances when they are not solved. When this occurs, Pathways Counseling might be beneficial. Pathways Counseling can help you and your partner find your way back together. We help you discover the root of the issue and assist you in working through it.

Tips to Rediscover Your Happiness

To begin, a relationship must include compatibility. Both people must have a solid foundation. Without a foundation, it is difficult to build upon it. The following are tips that can help during periods of difficulty.

Communication- Communication- Most problems occur with misunderstandings. Clear communication of thoughts and feelings leads to understanding. Lack of communication leads to guessing. Based on our guesses, we become more irritated and upset. Ask clarifying questions, so you can discover the root of the problem and, thus, be able to rectify it.

Gratitude- Appreciating your partner everyday goes a long way. Simple "thank you" statements or “acknowledgement” statements show appreciation for the other person. Share these statements daily.

Time Together- It is easy to get caught up with daily mundane tasks. For any healthy and happy partnership, it is important to carve out time to spend together. Make this time meaningful and grounded in love. Cooking together, a long walk, watching a movie, are all simple ways to reconnect.

Conflict- Every relationship, whether friendship or romantic, will encounter conflict. Conflict is a good thing! With conflict, comes further understanding and discovery. Listen and ask questions. Speak to each other with respect and love instead of blame. Share how you feel while being sincere. Maintaining open communication will help solve any issues that arise.

Honesty- Taking responsibility for your own actions allows for trust to build. There will be moments when you may not feel you are in the wrong. Seek understanding and recognize the other's feelings. This will show ownership and care.

Forgiveness- Everybody makes mistakes. Start looking at the intent rather than the action. Most of the time the intent is positive. When focusing on the intent, it is easier to help support one another. This will enable you to rectify the issue if it recurs. Forgiveness may be hard at times, but it will allow for a stronger connection.

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Pathways Counseling Services discusses these tips and guides with you. We are able to help you discover the root of your issues, so you can be on the pathway to resolution.

Please let us help you and your partner rediscover your love for each other. We encourage you to reach out to schedule an appointment online, contact us or call our office at 480-235-1682. Your appointment can be in-person or online. The choice is yours We would like to help you feel like you are back at the "newness" of your partnership again!

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