Communication has become negative. Negative communication can include anything that leaves one partner feeling depressed, insecure, disregarded, or wanting to withdraw from the conversation.
When one or both partners consider having an affair, or one partner has had an affair. Recovering from an affair is not impossible, but it takes a lot of work. It takes commitment and a willingness to forgive and move forward. But if both individuals are committed to the therapy process and are being honest, the marriage may be salvaged. At the very least, it may be determined that it is healthier for both individuals to move on.
When the couple seems to be “just occupying the same space.” When couples become more like roommates than a married couple.
When the partners do not know how to resolve their differences. We know what’s wrong, but we just don’t know how to fix it.”
When one partner begins to act out on negative feelings. Negative feelings such as resentment or disappointment can turn into hurtful, sometimes harmful behaviors.
When the only resolution appears to be separation. When a couple disagrees or argues, a break often is very helpful.
When a couple is staying together for the sake of the children. If a couple feels it is wise to stay together for the sake of the children, it may help to involve an objective third party. Children are generally very intuitive and intelligent. No matter how couples may think they are able to fake their happiness, most children are able to tell.