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  • Sam DiFranco

When to Seek Relationship Counseling At Star point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.

Ideally, couples seek relationship counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, early on in their relationship in order to build a solid foundation for their partnership.  This can be during the dating process, pre-marital counseling, or early in the marriage. This approach is akin to going to the doctor for your annual check-up and taking preventative measures for your health. Relationships and marriages can be solid and still utilize relationship counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, to help them navigate transitions such as moving, job changes, having children, caring for elderly parents, etc. This can enhance your relationship and deepen your intimacy. Learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills will help a couple be able to navigate the ups and downs of life. This is much easier to do when couples are in a healthy place, are open to one another, and are not entrenched in destructive conflict patterns.

Most people wait until their marriage or relationship is in distress before they seek counseling. This approach is akin to waiting until your arm is broken before seeing a doctor. While the process of counseling in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, can take longer in this state, there are effective treatment approaches for marital distress. People in a distressed marriage are fundamentally unhappy with their relationship, conflict is frequent and often unresolved, or couples begin to detach and alienate from one another. 

Frequent arguments that don’t get resolved, the loss of good feelings, and the disappearance of friendship, sex and vitality are other signs that a marriage is distressed. Behaviors such as contempt, withdrawal, violence, and a complete loss of connection signal that a marriage is in desperate trouble and that it is at high risk for divorce. Furthermore, you do not need to be legally married to experience “marital distress.” Serious, long-term, committed relationships can experience the same kinds of major problems.

Our Relationship Therapists

At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, we understand how difficult and sometimes complicated relationships and intimacy can be. We are here to guide, support and empower you and your partner toward lasting change and commitment. We use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), The Gottman Method, Prepare and Enrich, and others to help you and your partner improve your relationship.


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