Would you like to improve you interpersonal relationships?
- Find yourself regretting things you’ve said to others?
- Notice others cancelling plans with you or avoiding you altogether?
- Wonder why you don’t have as many friends as you would like?
- Desire to get along better with co-workers or classmates?
- Have trouble setting boundaries with others? or trouble saying “no”?
- Feel taken advantage of, and wish you could be more assertive?
- Feel alone or isolated and wish you could open up more to others?
- Feel misunderstood and crave a deeper connection to others?
- Feel scared to be “yourself” around others, and find yourself saying things just to be liked?
Therapy that addresses Interpersonal Relationships can help you to:
- Understand your role in creating relationships
- To communicate more authentically and from the heart
- To resolve or step away from conflicts that are bringing you down
- Build closer and more fulfilling relationships with others
- To identify and express your limits and boundaries in a respectful way
- Express yourself clearly and authentically around others when you deem it is safe enough to do so
Why is treatment important?
Humans are social beings. We interact with other people in many different contexts of our life, such as doing errands, going to work or school, or participating in hobbies. Fitting in and being liked is important for our survival, which motivates us to cultivate friendly, intimate, and supportive relationships. Interpersonal relationships include things like friendships, romantic relationships, and we can also have relationships with family members, or co-workers or classmates. Unfortunately, sometimes we do not receive the positive social interactions that we crave. We can feel ignored, isolated, misunderstood, or even bullied. After long periods of time, we can end up feeling so rejected or discouraged that we give up trying to interact with others. We may still be hurt from an incident long ago, or can find ourselves struggling to get along with one person in particular. Therapy can help you to overcome these social hurdles and to make the most of your interactions with others.