If you’re keen to work on your relationship with a therapist but you’re partner isn’t interested, it can leave you in a difficult situation.
Do you keep plugging away and try to work out our problems together, hoping that just maybe you’ll stumble across a solution, despite the fact that that hasn’t worked so far... Or do you decide to go it alone and see a therapist by yourself.
If what you’ve been trying so far hasn’t got you the results you want, it may be time to reach out to a therapist, even if your partner refuses to join you.
Of course, the most ideal scenario would be for you both to attend. However, if this doesn’t look likely for you, by attending therapy by yourself and taking a look at your relationship problems with the help of someone else, you may be able to see what’s going on with greater clarity and take some of what you learn back into your relationship.
When one person changes how they are in a relationship, it can often mean that the other person is required to respond to this. If you’re no longer the same person then you’ll start to act in different ways, which may prompt your partner so do the same.
So even if you’re not able to convince your partner to attend with you, don’t worry, it’s worth reaching out to see how we can help