Betraying your partner can cause great hurt and damage to your relationship, family, self-esteem and future happiness. Whatever the reason – being unfaithful, having hidden debts or addiction, can be a very painful time for couples sometimes leading to the end of the relationship. However, a great number of people will want to work through a betrayal and understand the reasons behind it, going on to build a stronger relationship in the future.
Couples can often decide to separate or divorce in the moment without recognising the practicalities or whether the relationship could be saved. Counselling provides the opportunity to look at these areas before making the final decision – It further helps couples to get closure and let go of the relationship in a healthy way with support, going on to build better healthier relationships in the future.
We often go into relationships with a pre-formed idea of how they should be. This is created by our family experience when growing up and past relationships. Couples are now able to understand themselves better and find ways to better prepare themselves for any unsettled periods or difficulties in the future. Relationship counselling helps us to recognise stressors we may encounter (i.e. marriage, the birth of a child). Pre-marriage counselling is best done as a set of sessions over several weeks.