What are Couples Problems?
If you have been in a healthy intimate, romantic relationship, you probably know that it can be the source of pleasure, support, trust, and satisfaction. However, maybe you have also experienced a relationship where there were serious or chronic problems. Unhealthy relationships can lead to depression, frustration, anxiety, anger, feelings of worthlessness, isolation, and worry. Currently, over 50% of all marriages end in divorce in the United States. While divorce is sometimes the best option for couples, in many cases therapy can help work out many of the issues that, when left unattended, lead to separation. If you are in a relationship that is affected negatively by arguments over financials, jealousy, parenting, sex, goals and values, schedules, division of labor, or other family members, couple therapy can help. At New York Behavioral Health, we use scientifically supported approaches for couple therapy. There is good reason to believe your (or your loved one's) relationship can begin to improve very soon.
How Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with Relationship Issues
Cognitive Therapy for couples as well as Behavioral Marital Therapy have been proven effective in the treatment of couples’ issues. In therapy, you and your partner can learn how to improve communication, identify problems and solve them, collaborate better, be more effective at parenting together, increase intimacy, and prevent further problems from developing. You can also learn to set goals and choose behaviors that will help you achieve them. Warm, caring, professionals can offer couples therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on Madison Avenue at 42nd Street. Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your suffering and create the intimate relationship that you want in the long-run. For information about couples therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about couples issues and their treatment.
Healthy romantic relationships can be the greatest sources of support and satisfaction, while unhealthy partnerships, marriages, and divorces can result in high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and worry.
A number of variables need to be examined:
1) Effective communication
2) Sexual satisfaction & compatibility
3) Financial security
4) Managing anger, jealousy, and anxiety
5) Division of labor
6) Decision & Power sharing
7) Coping with other family members
8) Value clarification, compatibility, and evolution
Couples bring both partners strengths and weaknesses to the relationship, which when properly understood, enables each individual to benefit. Likewise, improper understanding and unhealthy behaviors may negatively affect each member. There is evidence that depressive symptoms in one partner can in fact "depress" the other partner. Fortunately, there is evidence that not only individual psychotherapy can treat depression, but depression can be treated by cognitive therapy for couples, Integrative Couples Therapy, or Behavioral Marital Therapy (BMT).