They say the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result - yet many of us do this unconsciously in our relationships.
We keep having the same old arguments, repeating the same old patterns that deprive us from the closeness, support and respect we deserve in our relationship.
When we're stuck responding to our partner in the same old unhelpful ways we don't resolve our issues, we just grow further and further apart over time. We criticise, shut down, we get defensive, we become controlling or we quietly seethe and do nothing.
All you want is to be heard, to be understood and to feel like a priority to your partner. Well, the truth is that that's what your partner wants too!
Seeing a Counsellor or a Life Coach can help you understand how you get caught up in destructive relationship patterns with your partner and you can learn effective tools and new ways of relating to each other and being with each other that bring you closer. It's practical, it's effective and if you can relate to any of the above patterns of communication, it's one of the most worthwhile investments you can make in your relationship and your own personal growth