Relationship Problems, Concerns, or Issues
Interpersonal relationships may involve persons with whom we have strong emotional ties, including friends and family, and/or persons who we may not have an emotional connection to, but are still consistent parts of our lives, such as co-workers, employers, and/or employees. A healthy individual requires healthy relationships, but for countless reasons, relationships of all shapes and sizes can get stuck in repetitious cycles that may be unhealthy and stressful. Therapy can be a place to navigate through and improve the quality of interpersonal relationships by developing new levels of self-awareness and insight as well as by fostering practical relationship skills and overcoming interpersonal challenges. Some areas of focus might include couples or marital therapy, learning to be more assertive, overcoming shyness, ending unhealthy relationship patterns, dealing with anger, or ending vicious cycles of spousal abuse.