We all have moments of frustration leading to anger and conflict in our relationships at times. These conflicts can be associated with a friend, a family member, a coworker or boss, or even someone in the community. Counseling can help you resolve them.
Are you avoiding or seeing the other person and/or avoiding communication about the challenges so evident to you?
Are you or the other person being controlling and aggressive trying to set the rules or direct the conversation without consideration for the other person’s needs or your own needs?
Are you surrendering to other people's demands or unrealistic expectations to preserve the relationship or the job?
Do you try to compromise and sometimes even sacrifice your own beliefs or values as a trade off to gain something you hope will eventually happen?
Are you in a situation where it might be possible with a little help to learn how to collaborate by allowing feelings to be shared and heard in a safe counseling office with a therapist to create a win-win relationship?
Are you saying things like, “I don’t like any human beings!” or “I don’t know why anyone would ever want to be associated with me because I am so…. (angry, ugly, anxious, etc.)”?
Therapy can help individuals and those they associate communicate about conflict, acknowledge feelings associated with conflict, and separate stories created in the mind from what happened to what is actually happening.
Therapy can help you discover ways to acknowledge and accept the feelings, see the situation from a different perspective, resolve the issues, and learn skills to avoid further conflict.
Counseling will help each person examine past experiences and negative ideas that may be keeping them from being present in the current relationship. Sometimes, issues are found related to self-esteem that keeps clients from living their very best life due to underlying beliefs. Some clients believe they don’t deserve something good or simply are not enough due to negative self-talk or the effect of other’s negative words or actions.
In therapy sessions, feelings just are and can be felt, understood, and released allowing yourself and the other person to be vulnerable which leads to deeper understanding and acceptance. Skills will be developed to help communicate feelings in healthy ways. Discoveries can be made about how underneath anger, bitterness, and resentment are often fear, sadness, or unresolved issues not even related to the person you are in conflict with.
Ultimately, understanding each other's feelings, needs, and desires as well as patterns of behavior in the relationship will give insight and space to create peace and love within the system. Developing and discovering a deeper understanding of self will also give you skills to use in other relationships as well.
Life is hard sometimes, but working together with a family therapist will help you gain knowledge and learn tools for conflict resolution.
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