One of the mistakes that people make is assuming that only those who are young experience relationship problems. A lot of kids nowadays starting from 13 years old and above, feel like they are already in love for good when in fact, they have their whole life to live. Senior couples who are together for a long time may seem to have resolved all of their differences but actually, some issues may show later in life and in order to solve these issues, they need to undergo relationship counselling.
Emotionally focused therapy is one of the options that are available. While this is not only open to senior couples, seniors will have a nice time talking about their problems with someone who is not part of the relationship. It will give senior couples a new perspective, a new view of what they are going through from a professional.
There are still other advantages that can be received by senior couples should they decide to undergo counselling such as the following:
- Sexual Issues
A lot of people think that senior couples do not enjoy sex anymore but actually, senior couples may remain active up to their 80’s. The problem occurs when one half of the couple is not too intimate anymore while the other one still is. These sexual issues can cause problems with the relationship and should be addressed soon. Through counselling, it will be easier for couples to talk about this problem.
- Communication Problems
There are a lot of times when being together for a long time may cause people to stop communicating with each other. This is what happens with some senior couples. They may forget to say that they love their spouses because they are assuming that their spouses are already aware of this when in fact, they are not. They may have the tendency to feel that their partners already know what they are feeling when in fact, their partner does not know anything. Through counselling, they will begin to realize how they should properly and effectively communicate with each other again in order to improve their relationship.
- Lifestyle Changes
There are senior couples who have been together for a long time that changing their lifestyle will not be an issue anymore but if the change is sudden, you can expect that seniors will find it a bit hard to adjust. For example, some seniors may not like the fact that they have more time to spend now that they are retired. For some senior couples, they travel in order to see the world but there are also some who just stay at home. This can be enough to make some couples become bored and grow tired with each other.
There are a lot of senior couples who still experience bickering but at times, the bickering turns into arguing and this is when counselling can help. Bickering is okay as this is normal but when people actually argue, this may cause further problems with the relationship.