Arguments may be a normal aspect of many relationships. Many couples can figure out their problems through these disagreements, but some cannot. Many couples that are on the verge of collapse do not even know that it is happening. We hear the excuse “we never fight” or “we always agree on everything”. While this is may be true, problems can be pushed beneath the surface. Couples therapy in Gaithersburg through Kentlands Psychotherapy can help couples when they need it the most.

Like we have said, minor arguments may be normal. What we want to discuss are some of the abnormal, subtle signals that mean a relationship is in trouble. Kentlands Psychotherapy has compiled a list of subtle yet detrimental signs that your relationship is not be as solid as you once thought:

  • Misplacing Anger: When you find yourself taking out deep-seated frustrations out on other individuals (think about the grocery store clerk you laid into), your unhappy relationship to cam take the blame.
  • Decreased Health: An unhappy relationship can have detrimental effects to your overall health and well-being. Studies are linking poor cardiovascular health to unsupportive/unhealthy relationships.
  • Poor Conflict Resolution: When you keep news or problems from your significant other because you do not want to deal with the repercussions, you might need professional intervention.
  • Poor Communication Skills: Partners should share a lot of information about their day-to-day lives, fears, desires, etc. When one, or both parties hold back on their communication, this is something that needs further discussion.

These are only a few signs that your relationship might be in trouble. Individuals can choose to go to couples therapy in Gaithersburg for a variety of different reasons. Just because you do not see your concerns in the list above does not mean that they are not relevant. Contact Kentlands Psychotherapy to learn more about our professional couples therapy.