While partners can change their minds and become more open to counseling after trying it for the first time, dragging a resistant and unmotivated partner into therapy is rarely a recipe for success.
Marriage and family therapist at Affordable Counseling Center in Tampa Fl, and Brandon Fl, says, “If you go to couples therapy in Tampa Fl, and Brandon Fl, so you can say you ‘tried everything’ but aren’t truly there to try, it’s a set up for failure.”
So, if you can’t get your partner to agree to go, or suspect they’ll only go once or twice just to say they did, isn’t it better just to go yourself?
Yes and no. Yes, the work you do on yourself in individual therapy in Tampa Fl, and Brandon Fl, will undoubtedly have an impact on your relationship, not least by helping you figure out how much you want to fight to save it.
Couples counselors in Tampa Fl, and Brandon Fl, primarily treat the relationship, and they do their work by observing and intervening in your interactions in the therapy room. This is work that one person simply cannot do.
Whether you’re inside or outside of the therapy in Tampa Fl, and Brandon Fl, room, trying to shoulder all of the work of the relationship on your own increases imbalances in the relationship and is ultimately unsustainable.
The best results for therapy in Tampa Fl, and Brandon Fl, come when you’re motivated to change, and this is just as true for couples. If only one of you wants to fix the relationship, and only one of you is willing to use what you learn in therapy at home, any change that occurs from going to counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is likely to be short-lived and superficial.