Relationships are an integral aspect of each one's life, and considerably contribute to feelings of happiness, fulfillment and contentment. Every relationship is different and unique and requires effort to be maintained and nurtured. Some important ingredients of a healthy relationship include, trust, mutual respect, open communication and commitment.
Every relationship, be it between friends, peers, student-teacher, adolescent-parent, or siblings, has its own needs and challenges. The common issues that create difficulties in relationships include trust, lack of communication, power imbalances, unmet emotional needs, faulty socialization, negative attitude and thinking, lack of assertiveness, etc. Relationship counselling can help to resolve these underlying issues that often may not surface but hamper the relationship. Furthermore, it helps one learn skills to effectively deal with different situations and people, by improving communication, modifying dysfunctional behavior, promoting effective coping, and facilitating rebuilding of trust and openness in relationships. It can also help in resolving conflicts and learning new perspectives on managing relationships effectively.
"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." - William James