Couples Therapy: Is It Time To Throw In The Towel?

As much as one would like to think otherwise, even though couples therapy can turn the tides in many failing relationships, all relationships cannot always be fixed through couples therapy. In fact, in some cases, couples therapy can actually help you discover that you are in an unhealthy relationship and that it is time to go your separate ways. If you are having problems in your relationship, whether you are married or not, couples therapy is a must. The following three things are indicators that a relationship between two people should not continue.

Outside Affairs

If one or both parties to a relationship are involved in an outside affair and has no desire to stop, there is generally no sense in continuing the relationship. Many couples have been able to successfully survive infidelity and become stronger. Country star Alan Jackson and his wife Denise are a shining example of this. If the cheating partner shows no remorse or regret, it's time to move on and leave the relationship behind.

Unwillingness to Change

If you or your partner are completely resistant to change and want to have your way every day, you should move on and find a new path for yourself that doesn't include your partner. A relationship is a two-way street, and it takes compromise from both parties to succeed. If one or both partners are unwilling to bend and compromise, there is no reason to continue in this toxic relationship. 

You Have Given Up

This is one of the most heartbreaking scenarios; when a couple comes to relationship counseling, and one partner has hope for a reconciliation, while the other partner has completely given up and has no desire to fix what is broken. It is important to be able to recognize whether a relationship can be repaired. If your partner has completely given up on your relationship, you are only driving yourself crazy if you delay the inevitable. Take your freedom, utilize all the resources available to you to help you heal, and move on with your life. 

While couples therapy can benefit all couples in some way, whether the relationship is a happy and healthy relationship or not, therapy for rough relationships is a must. This therapy can either help you fix what is broken, or decide when it is time to move on with your life without your current partner. It is important to find the right therapist and get started right away so you can find peace.