Can counselling help my relationship even if my partner won't participate?
Absolutely! It is true that a relationship takes two people and we cannot change others. However, a relationship is a system (like a mobile or a wind chime). When one part of that system moves, it affects the rest of the system and all of the parts need to adjust. Therefore, change in you will influence change in the relationship. If you are having difficulties in your relationship and your partner will not participate in counselling, you and I can work together to help you change the way you are in the relationship in order to motivate change in the relationship.
Great relationships aren't great because they have no problems. They re great because both people care enough about the other person to find a way to make it work
There are many different kinds of relationships and there is no one-size-fits-all formula for developing and maintaining relationships.
Humans have a physical, social, and emotional need for relationships and connection but for many of us relationships can be a source of stress, struggle, or anguish; or perhaps we lack the confidence in ourselves to pursue close relationships.
Building and maintaining healthy relationships does not come naturally to all of us and they take time, commitment, energy, social skills, and and an appropriate level of vulnerability to establish.
If you feel lonely, struggle in your romantic relationship, have difficulty maintaining long-term friendships, or experience conflict or rejection at work or school counselling can help.