Whether with your significant partner, friends or work colleagues, relationship difficulties are one of the most common causes of individual stress. Stress within your close relationships impacts not only the relationship itself, but can also increase the likelihood that either you or your partner may face depression, anxiety or physical illness in the not too distant future. Relationship stress has also been linked to increased risks of substance misuse.
If you or someone you know may be struggling with relationship stress, professional help is available.
Individually, our psychologists can assist you in forming strategies to recognise the values and needs of others; balancing them effectively with your own. If you feel that your relationship stress is best worked on together with your partner, there are also a number of psychologists who specialise in couples counselling, assisting you both in overcoming the obstacles restricting your relationship.