Nearly all relationships go through difficult phases – it can feel awful.

Right now you might find it hard to

  • talk to each other without arguing
  • trust one another
  • make love as much as you used to
  • have fun together

You’d be better together if you could for example

  • turn resentment into affection
  • appreciate what each of you brings to the relationship
  • communicate honestly and calmly with each other
  • improve physical intimacy

You can find lots of ways to help yourself. Our wellbeing tips are a good place to start – have a look at hear and be heard and body language.

If self-help’s not enough, talking therapy is an option. You’re not alone, thousands of couples face difficulties each year and latest stats show that 42% of marriages end in divorce. So it’s good to talk.

how couple therapy can help

For many couples it’s easier to communicate honestly together with someone who’s outside the situation and impartial. Your therapist will help you learn how to voice your wishes effectively and hear your partner’s. You’ll both gain understanding of your needs in a relationship and what pushes your emotional buttons, so you can choose to be different with your partner. Your therapist will

  • help you and your partner change fixed perspectives
  • enable you to recognise and address unhelpful patterns so you can be different together
  • help you feel hopeful about the future.

Where one partner truly wants the relationship to end, couple therapy can help you separate with dignity.

Talking therapy can help you turn your life around - you're one step away from getting help to be better together.