We have many different types of relationships, with family, partners, friends, children, colleagues, teachers, neighbours and many more. Some relationships are close and impact our lives in important ways, and others more distant.
There are times when our personal relationships run smoothly, and we feel good when with these people. There are other times when relating feels more difficult, and tensions and misunderstandings arise. Developing and maintaining happy and healthy relationships is at times very difficult. Learning ways of communicating more effectively with one another, and navigating through these difficult times can be daunting and challenging.
When important relationships become difficult, it can be helpful to seek the support and input of a Clinical Psychologist or Psychiatrist who can work with one on one, or with couples, or families. Or, if you are looking to recover from a broken relationship, understand the pattern of your own relationships or strategies for resolving conflict, psychotherapy can be useful to avoid patterns that are interfering with your ability to maintain healthy and harmonious relationships.