Olivia Rowlatt

Sex and Relationship Therapist (COSRT Accredited)

Arguments and couple cousnelling

Are your arguments a problem? Can couple counselling help?

It is normal for you and your partner to disagree. When you disagree does it lead to an argument?

Think back to the last time you argued with your partner. Did any of these factors play a part?

  • Tiredness
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Illness
  • Special occasions ie. Christmas
  • Lack of space
  • Time apart
Couple in Bath. They are in need to couple counselling. Their arguments are becoming a big problem. Their relationship issues are not being resolved. Their sexual issues are not being resolved. They want marriage counselling. They will try anger management. Arguments are causing family issues. They want relationship counselling. They are happy to travel to Bristol, Trowbridge, Frome, Melksham, Keynesham

In these situations it is worth recognizing that you or your partner are on a short fuse. If an argument begins try to finish it as soon as possible.

Mostly the issue you are arguing about is a symptom of your conflict, not the cause. Try to identify the deeper layer reasons for the argument and address them. If you do this then surface issues can be more easily resolved.

Deeper layer causes of arguments may be about past betrayals. They could be about fundamental needs not being met. Fundamental needs include:

  • Love
  • Respect
  • Trust

You can explore these questions together. Relationship counselling can help if you want support in finding a better way of communicating.