How To Master At-Home Couples Therapy

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Couples of all walks of life can benefit from therapy. Relationship counseling gets a bad rep in popular culture. With many considering it to be the final alternative to a breakup or divorce. When in fact, the happiest and healthiest of couples can profit off of the advice given to them in these sessions. 

Unfortunately, couples therapy is costly. The average 1-hour session ranges from $150-500 after health insurance - if it’s even accepted. And, if you and your significant other need months of therapy, you might need to resort to a more accessible option. Luckily, there are hundreds of effective, low-cost substitutes available. And the best part of them all? You can practice them from the comfort of your home. 

How to Master At-Home Couples Therapy

If you and your partner are trying to nourish your relationship, the practices below may help you pave the way for a stronger, long-lasting bond. Here are some ways to master at-home couples therapy.

1. Harness the power of rituals

Chances are you and your partner already have a ritual or two. Whether that is serving them coffee in the morning or watching an episode of your favorite series at dinnertime. These small gestures play a huge in keeping your relationship afloat, and enforcing them will only strengthen it. Next time you pour them a cup of coffee, compliment them. Or, next time you sit down to eat dinner, ask them about their day before pulling up Netflix.

2. Invest in your quality time

Humans get bored easily, it’s just the way we are programmed. This, however, is a concerning factor when it comes to being in a committed relationship. Making sure you’re investing in your downtime is essential to the overall success of your partnership. Get off your phone an hour before bed, go to your favorite restaurant, dance around the living room, or have a picnic - the possibilities are endless!

3. Download Relish

Asking for outside help is not a sign of defeat. Sometimes we’re not able to solve our problems on our own, and that’s ok! Like we mentioned before, counseling can be expensive, but luckily, there are affordable, mobile versions available. Relish is a personalized dating coach that provides 24/7 evidence-based assistance to get you and your partner on the path to success.

We’re very fortunate to live in an age where we have access to excellent relationship-aid resources. Bettering your connection with your partner can be as easy as going out for a nice meal, to downloading a personalized coaching app. Working from home can be stressful, especially during this time. But making some small adjustments, such as the ones above, every day can make the biggest difference in your romantic life.

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