A certain amount of conflict is normal and healthy in all relationships, including marriage. It is the response to conflict that determines whether the couple will grow and develop together or experience pain. When couples encounter rough patches, they often seek a psychologist in Mumbai offering marriage counselling. Couples counseling can help couples learn how to choose to respond in ways that strengthen a relationship, rather than escalating conflicts.
It is human nature to fight back when one feels attacked. Unfortunately, in a marriage this can become a toxic cycle, with each partner alternately feeling attacked and fighting back. Over time, this can become a pattern that leads to disharmony in the household. Fortunately, you can learn effective communication strategies to help you break the cycle and restore harmony to the relationship. Many couples seek a marriage counselor in Mumbai to help them improve communication.
The focus should not be on winning an argument or getting the upper hand over your partner. Relationship counselling focuses on the learning opportunities within conflicts. In every conflict, the potential for growth and development exists, both for individuals and as a couple. In therapy, the couple is guided to discover the opportunities for learning and growth in their conflicts.
Disagreements and resentments are often caused by misunderstandings between married couples. For example, you may think they mean one thing when they really mean another. This lack of understanding leads to hurt feelings, conflict, and even resentment. When people feel they are not understood by their partners, they may feel isolated, alone, and hurt.
Dr. Meghana Dikshit focuses on helping each partner understand the other’s motivations. This allows each person to see situations and disagreements from the other’s perspective. You and your partner can learn to avoid conflict by cultivating a deeper understanding of each other and taking action to resolve misunderstandings in a healthy way.
Often, the things couples tend to fight about are not the true reason for the unhappiness and lack of communication in the relationship. Rather than focus on a specific argument, it is useful to work together with a professional to get to the root of the problem by dealing with the feelings and reasons behind the conflict. This is done in a spirit of forgiveness, empathy, compassion, and a commitment to finding common ground.
Active listening is an important part of couple’s counselling and an essential skill for a long and happy marriage. Through active listening, each partner gets to communicate their own views and listen to understand the other person’s point of view. Couples are guided to develop a collaborative response by working together with mutual respect to resolve conflicts. These skills allow the couple to move forward, ready with the tools needed to deal with future conflicts, misunderstandings, and disagreements.
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