Are you experiencing any of the following?
- Recently discovered or strongly suspect your partner is/was having a physical or emotional affair?
- Your partner won’t answer their cell phone when you’re present?
- Your partner seems more distant than usual?
- Your cell bill suddenly shows many text messages to one number?
- Your partner is staying up later than usual on their computer?
If you have any of the above issues, chances are they are dominating your relationship and making closeness and growth impossible. At Charleston Counseling Center our staff of experienced couple’s therapists can help you sort out the situation and make good decisions for yourself and your relationship.
Has your relationship been rocked by a recent infidelity?
Couples can rebuild a marriage or a committed relationship after infidelity but it does take hard work. An atmosphere of openness must be cultivated and trust and forgiveness must be earned by the offender through overt attempts to repair the rift. In the best case scenario, the offended person also has to take a look at how they may have created a dynamic that made room for someone else to enter the picture. Therapy can guide you through these difficult conversations, and help you each discern how to strengthen and deepen your bond.
We can show you how to:
- Rebuild trust
- Process your anger and hurt constructively
- Understand what relationship dynamics allowed this to occur
- Re-connect in a way that feels physically and emotionally safe to both parties
Trouble trusting because of a previous betrayal?
Therapy can help individuals address and identify the source of problematic trust issues. Being unable to trust can destroy friendships, careers, and marriages, but fortunately, learning to trust again is not impossible. For example, a person who experienced infidelity in one relationship may transfer that fear onto every future relationship, causing unnecessary pain and turmoil for both partners. By working with a therapist, the same person can separate past trust issues from future fears and work towards rebuilding trust in their existing relationship. Trust is a quality that develops over time in every context, and with proper guidance, a person can gain the insight to identify where trust was compromised in the past. In fact, the therapy process itself helps many people learn to trust again, as trust and mutual respect are integral to the relationship between therapist and client.
If you have questions or are ready to get started with couple’s counseling to explore your relationship dynamics and see how you can move forward, contact us today. For your convenience we accept many insurance plans and offer evening and weekend sessions. Our team of licensed therapists is ready to help get your relationship back on track today. We accept many insurance plans and offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. Contact us to make an appointment.