Sometimes, seemingly successful relationships can become turbulent. If you're having doubts about your relationship, it can help to ask yourself the following 5 questions:
5 questions to ask yourself:
1. Do I feel worn out by the relationship?
2. Do I feel happier away from my partner?
3. Do I feel like I am talking to a wall?
4. Do I feel controlled or patronised?
5. Do I always end up at fault in every situation?
The more questions you answered with a "yes", the more your relationship may be in danger. Read more about the specific issues gay couples often struggle with:
Challenges that are unique to gay relationships
In addition to general couples issues, gay couples often struggle with specific problems, such as dealing with homophobia, the question of civil partnership or marriage, parenthood, societal pressure, family and friends' support or alternative forms of relationship. Although these issues are not exclusive to same sex couples, the difficulties around these topics can really challenge the stability of many gay relationships.
How does same sex couples counselling work:
Counselling can help gay couples to talk through the difficulties they are experiencing, which can lead to greater understanding of each others perspectives. It can also assist gay couples who have decided to end their relationship by facilitating and mediating in the decisions needed to seperate. In general, gay couples counselling should be non judgemental and welcoming and should enable you to improve your communication. Read more about my work as a couples therapist and counsellor.
I'm Natalie Marby, an English speaking therapist in Hamburg, Germany. I offer psychotherapy and couples counselling in English, especially for expats living in Hamburg. You can book a free 60 minute initial session by sending me an email or calling me: (040) 46090233. (Please don't forget to send me your phone number and the times I can reach you). I look forward to hearing from you!
Read more about my method: Healing the inner child.