Couple and Relationship Therapy

"A loving relationship is not only about having the right partner but it’s about being the right partner"

"A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP DEPENDS ON NOT ONLY THE COMPATIBILITY BUT ALSO ON THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE INCOMPATIBILITIES" BO MILLS

At Bo Mills Associates we help married and cohabiting couples who are suffering with relationship and sexual problems.
We often fall in love with someone whose strengths would cover our weaknesses so that all bases are covered. However long into the relationship these differences, instead of being attractive, may become a source of irritation. This is one issue among many that couples face.

Some of the common causes of issues suffered by Couples are:

  1. Following Traumatic Life Events. E.g. diagnosis of cancer, death of a loved one (especially when unexpected),sexual assault, domestic violence, criminal acts, travel accidents, abortion/miscarriage, disclosure of an affair, loss of occupation, heart attack, brain injury including stroke, traumatic childbirth, neonatal health problems with a child/congenital abnormality, iatrogenic trauma/ medical negligence, survivors of torture or incarceration, diagnosis of HIV or other potentially lethal illnesses [read more].
  2. Psychological illness - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic and Anxiety, OCD and Schizophrenia.
  3. Dealing with Affairs.
  4. Work Stress - Job commitments mean you spend less time with your partner.
  5. Trust and Jealousy Issues - These might occur due to infidelity.
  6. Outside Interference - This can occur when the families of one or both partners interfere and start controlling the couple’s relationship, e.g. telling them what to do and how to live.
  7. Individual Differences - e.g. clashes in personality - one partner may be controlling and the other submissive…each partner may be uncomfortable in such roles. There could also be differences in hobbies and interests that causes issues.

At Bo Mills Associates we would use an integrated model of therapy incorporating seven different modes to treat the above problems.