Developing a secure and healthy attachment in your relationships can be difficult. Childhood trauma, disrupted adult intimate relationships or difficulties with coping with painful emotions can challenge you to trust or feel safe with your partner.
If you experience difficulty with maintaining relationships, or, if you find yourself engaging in the same cycles of conflict with your partners, psychotherapy can offer you an opportunity to explore what makes you vulnerable to these struggles.
In individual therapy, you can develop a better sense of how both your childhood and adult experiences impact your comfort and confidence with negotiating the challenges you face in your relationships. Therapy can offer you an opportunity to develop skills to cope with difficult emotions and urges, including anger and anxiety, to help you create healthier relationships.
If you find yourself struggling with urges to ‘cheat’ on your partner, or have a difficult time with maintaining a monogamous relationship, therapy can help you to develop skills to cope with your thoughts and urges. In addition, in therapy you can develop the comfort and confidence to explore these issues with your partner.