What Can You Learn To Do In Couples Teletherapy?

Couples teletherapy is a way to work on your relationship with the help of a counselor through remote counseling sessions. People who engage in teletherapy will receive the same quality of care as people who choose to attend therapy in person. Many people find this form of counseling more comfortable and convenient. Here are four things you can learn to do in couples teletherapy: 

1. Prioritize your relationship.

When life gets hectic, many things may fall to the wayside. However, allowing your relationship to take a backseat to other things in your life can lead to feelings of alienation and resentment. Couples teletherapy can remind you of the importance of prioritizing your relationship. More importantly, it can give you actionable steps that you and your partner can use to make sure your relationship takes precedence, even when life gets busy. 

2. Identify unhealthy patterns.

It's easy to fall into behavioral patterns over time. Sometimes, these patterns represent the path of least resistance. However, just because something is easy does not necessarily mean it's ideal. Over time, couples can fall into unhealthy patterns of blame, resentment, and inequality. Your relationship counselor can help you identify these patterns, which is the first step to changing them. Once you're aware of unhealthy cycles in your relationship, you and your partner will have the opportunity to think about your roles in creating these problems. From there, you can develop an action plan to change unhealthy habits into healthy ones.

3. Stop running away from your problems. 

People respond to conflict in different ways. Some people become confrontational and attack the problem head-on. Other people avoid conflict at all costs, choosing to bury their feelings in an effort to keep the peace. This second type of behavior can lead to distance that can degrade a relationship over time. Relationship counseling strongly encourages people to discuss their problems and feelings rather than hide them. While expressing yourself honestly can be nerve-wracking, your counselor will be present via your teletherapy app to provide moral support and guidance throughout the process.

4. Sort out your finances.

Money is a common stressor in relationships. If your financial future is uncertain, you may find yourself fighting with your partner more often than you used to. Couples teletherapy can be a great way to discuss your finances. Money often strikes at the heart of people's values and memories. Discussing these things openly can make it easier to compromise when it comes to your bank accounts.

Contact a therapist to learn more about couples teletherapy