Addiction is a significant cause of breakups and divorces all over the world. The addiction is not necessarily substance abuse; some individuals in a couple may have a sex addiction, too much attachment to your shopping or dramas on television can also be addictions. The main reason for such behavior includes deep trust and anger issues which cause fights within a relationship.
Couples coaching helps establish the prevalence of addiction in your relationship. When exposed to why the relationship is failing? What you do in your spare time, and how all that is affecting your relationship? Couples have a much easier time projecting and identifying what addiction challenges they are facing.
However, denial is an automatic response for a couple regarding addiction. Partners tend to cover up what the other engages in by handling their responsibilities, or making excuses. The effects are that one partner shoulders too much guilt, and the other becomes isolated, increasing their need for a regular habit, thus the addiction. The couples view one another as unreliable, unemotional, or nagging, which often leads to blame games and resentment.
Couple coaching aids by reducing the chances of enabling actions for either party. After identifying and admitting addiction challenges, partners receive encouragement to reduce enabling acts for the addicted partner. These include covering-up, lending financial support, or cleaning after them. Gaining awareness of your contribution as a partner helps couples to break the patterns and try to heal from it.
It helps in identifying emotional issues for both partners that arise from the addiction. Changes in a relationship such as becoming a parent, miscarriages, or financial stress can exacerbate one’s emotional weight. An addict will return to any coping mechanism on hand. Coaching helps identify such emotional angst and partners come up with alternatives or new routines to change the current situation; thus, reducing addiction behavior.
Couple coaching works to solve any other arising issue from the said addiction. These include financial problems in case of gambling or other money lending addictions, health issues following substance abuse, or STDS if addicted to sex. Legal challenges during alcohol abuse, such as drunk driving, are usual for many couples.
It draws to the couple’s curiosity in identifying what they have been missing in each other’s lives and grabbing that opportunity to learn more. Coaching teaches individuals to find contentment from within and one another, indicating that it is a lifetime of learning and adapting to different strategies to retain one’s interest and not divulge into addicting activities.
Couples coaching is all about helping two individuals develop a conscious relationship. When dealing with addiction, couples face anger issues, emotional distress, resentment, and more. These deter intimacy, cut communication, and enable addiction. Coaching for the couples refreshes the relationship by identifying challenges, coming up with solutions, and developing a better intimate bond!
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