Is it Possible to Rebuild Trust After an Affair?
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Bedfordtherapy
9M ago
Discovering that your partner has had an affair is a deeply painful and traumatic experience. It shatters the foundation of trust in a relationship and leaves both individuals feeling hurt, betrayed, and uncertain about the future. However, despite the immense challenges, it is possible to rebuild trust after an affair. In this article, we will explore the process of rebuilding trust and the steps involved in healing a relationship.   The Rollercoaster of Emotions Understanding the initial aftermath: After the discovery of an affair, both partners experience a range of intense emotions su ..read more
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When is the Right Time to Try Couple’s Counselling?
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Bedfordtherapy
9M ago
People often ask “When is it the right time to try couples counselling?” It can be hard to make the decision to go to couples counselling because it means you have to be willing to do some challenging emotional work and commit the time and energy to do so. There is also a sigma with seeking counselling and many people experience embarrassment or shame when they feel like they are on shaky ground in their relationship. It can feel uncomfortable to do something new if you’re not being familiar with therapy. It can definitely feel a bit mysterious and scary sitting down with a total stranger and ..read more
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Post-Baby Disconnect? 3 Ways to Stay More Connected After Having a Baby
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Alana Medina
9M ago
Welcoming a new baby into your lives is a transformative and joyous experience. However, it can also bring significant changes to your relationship dynamic. No more sleeping in on Saturday, then heading to your favorite restaurant for brunch with friends. These leisurely activities are replaced with sleepless nights and endless diaper changes. It’s no surprise then that many couples feel a disconnect after the birth of their first child. This is the time when focus (especially the new mom’s) very suddenly and drastically shifts towards the baby. And, since couples spend less time focused on ea ..read more
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How EFT Couples Therapy Can Help With Feeling Angry and Frustrated With Your Partner
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Alana Medina
9M ago
Couples therapy, also known as marriage or relationship counseling, is a form of therapy that aims to help couples resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship. It provides a safe and neutral space for couples to explore their issues, understand each other’s perspectives, and work towards finding solutions. Feeling angry and frustrated with your partner is a common issue in many relationships, and couples therapy can be a valuable resource in addressing these challenges. Understanding Anger and Frustration Anger and frustration are normal emotions that can arise ..read more
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5 Amazing Outcomes that Can Come from Family Therapy
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Alana Medina
9M ago
Families are as complicated as the individuals who make them up. Though each family is entirely unique, all can benefit from family therapy. Counseling can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. Family therapy is a powerful and transformative approach to healing and strengthening familial relationships. It is a branch of psychotherapy that focuses on identifying and addressing issues within the family unit as a whole. Family therapy recognizes that individual problems are often interconnected with the dynamics and interactions among family members. By involving the fa ..read more
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Navigating the Challenges and Joy of Parenting
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Alana Medina
9M ago
Overcoming the Toughest Obstacles in Parenting Parenting is a profound and transformative journey that brings immense joy, love, and fulfillment. However, for many parents, this journey is not without its challenges. Balancing multiple responsibilities, dealing with sleep deprivation, managing discipline, nurturing individuality, and coping with parental guilt are just a few of the hurdles that parents face on a daily basis. In this article, we will explore the five hardest things about parenting, shedding light on the dilemmas parents face and offering insights into overcoming these obstacles ..read more
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5 Ways to Reignite the Spark in Your Relationship
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Bedfordtherapy
11M ago
‘The Honeymoon’ is a phrase that’s used a lot when it comes to the strong feelings in the early days of romantic relationships. In fact, you might have felt ‘the spark’ in the beginning of your relationship, and as a result, the early days were very exciting for you and your partner. However, like every other flame, ‘the spark’ needs to be kept alive by both partners. Keeping the bond that you first felt with each other alive takes intention, particularly in face of the pressures of work, kids, extended family responsibilities, etc. which can be very consuming. Daily routines and the stress of ..read more
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How to Deal with Infidelity in a Relationship
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Bedfordtherapy
11M ago
When infidelity occurs in a relationship, it can be very devastating for the parties involved. Infidelity involves breaking a promise to be completely faithful to your partner, and when it happens, it erases the trust that existed in the relationship. Dealing with infidelity can be pretty challenging and it raises tough questions. Should you stay? Should you forgive? Can trust be rebuilt? Will things ever be the same? If you’ve just found out that your partner has been unfaithful and you’re not sure of what to do, I want you to know that the infidelity was not your fault and that there is hope ..read more
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6 Great Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Bedfordtherapy
11M ago
Being in a relationship can feel wonderful and there’s nothing more amazing than feeling that the bond you share with your partner is getting stronger. If you’re in a happy relationship, you can keep it that way by introducing a few new things into your relationship that perhaps you are not presently doing. Remember, having a good relationship takes time, intention and effort. Here are 6 evidence-based approaches that will help you enjoy a more fulfilling connection with your partner. 1.Listen– Listening is a great way to boost intimacy. Make a sincere effort to always listen to your part ..read more
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7 Tips for Getting Through a Breakup
Bedford Couples and Family Therapy Blog
by Bedfordtherapy
11M ago
No breakup is ever easy, but some breakups can make you feel like you’ve had the wind knocked out of your sails. And during those times, it can become sincerely difficult to see a way forward. It can be especially isolating and hurtful if your friends and family don’t seem to understand why you’re struggling so much, but you have every right to your feelings and your personal journey of mourning. (Because yes, you are allowed to mourn over a relationship!) I know that things may feel dark right now, but I’ve got two great pieces of news for you. One, you’re not alone – your struggle ..read more
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