Relationship Issues

Occasional problems in relationships are normal. Disagreements with family members, miscommunication with co-workers, heated discussions with children sadness over a loss in our life occur in most lives.

When these problems significantly interfere with daily functioning, happen with greater and greater frequency, lead to alienation and isolation from those we care about and work with, affect our mood and outlook on life, they may require professional assistance.

Common Relational Problems:
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Family
  • Parent-child
  • Marital or Partner
  • Sibling
  • School
  • Occupational

Symptoms may include:
  • Poor communication
  • Negative or critical communication
  • Distorted communication (unrealistic expectations)
  • Argumentative or confrontive style of communication
  • Non-communication
  • Withdrawal and isolation
  • Impaired listening
  • Inattentiveness
  • Over or under involvement in the relationship
  • Difficulties with others (co-workers, friends, family, teachers)
  • Explosive arguments
  • Unresolved arguments
  • Anxiety about relationship
  • Changes in mood or behavior

Treatment Options:
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Grief Counseling, and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.