Do you feel anxious and tense when things are rough between you and your loved ones?
Are you stressed out because you can’t find a way to smooth out the kinks in your relationships?
The lack of control you feel is the most stressful part of managing the relationship.
Repeated episodes of tension and uncertainty cause acute and chronic relationship stress.
Why let stress and frustration rule and ruin your life?
Psychotherapy can help you manage relationship stress by:
1. Learn how to tune into an early warning ‘alert system’ when the relationship feels “off.” You can then be proactive in selecting an effective way to get the relationship back on track.
Benefit: you will be able to communicate your needs, wishes and feelings in a way that combines feelings and reason. You will be using all four cylinders instead of one or two that are available when you are stressed out with fear and frustration.
2. Discover and manage the sore spots that get repeatedly triggered when your relationship develops cracks and causes you stress. You will in effect be rewiring your brain to react differently to stress, and become more resilient.
Benefit: you will feel more grounded and capable, functioning effectively in your life without shutting down. You will handle your relationship stress in healthier ways rather than distracting yourself with harmful activities or substances.
3. Be able to hold onto positive memories and experiences, putting the current breach in the relationship into a larger and more realistic picture.
Benefit: Good memories reduce stress and gives you a feeling of greater security. You develop confidence in the lasting nature of the relationship, acting in ways that maintain ties, and strengthen connections. In turn your confidence enables you to take down your guard and operate in a less stressed out manner.
So why live on the edge?
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Copyright Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D.