COUPLES DISTRESS

WHAT IT IS

Couples often experiencing relationship distress, which is often characterized by high conflict and/or disengagement from the relationship. Relationship distress can originate from a series of minor stressors or communication difficulties, or it can develop as the result of significant stressful events within the relationship (e.g., infidelity or loss of trust) or from outside the relationship  (e.g., loss of employment or chronic health issues).  Regardless of how it begins, unresolved relationship distress is likely to persist and worsen. Partners experiencing relationship distress often report their relationship has fewer positive experiences, less effective communication, lower emotional and physical intimacy, and lower relationship satisfaction.

ASSOCIATED CONCERNS

Relationship distress is also associated with difficulties at the individual level, including anxietydepression, substance use disorders, and problems in social interactions with people outside the relationship (e.g., children, co-workers).

TREATMENTS OFFERED

Couples Therapy