Several couples counsellors and psychologists tell me that a number of their clients are relatively young, and come for ‘preventative therapy’.
With a growing awareness around the triggers for divorce, and more people having individual therapy, it’s becoming a popular option for those who want to make their relationship last.
Typically couples therapy, or counselling, is the stuff of long-term relationships.
It’s associated with couples who are having serious issues and want to resolve them – not those who’ve only been together for a matter of months.
For some, it’s when the gas light comes on…for others it is proactively when you’re at half of a tank because you believe going lower hurts your vehicle.
If you don’t ever add fuel, your car simply stops working. Some cars call for every 3,000 miles…others 5-7,000.
For example, telling someone you love him or her so they will sleep with you, and then not calling them again.
This form of manipulation is simply unacceptable (to put it mildly), and does not lead to healthy relationships.
Working with a counsellor can help you develop a better relationship with yourself.
Balance between demonstrating interest and maintaining your composure is best.
Another reason people play games is to get something you want that you wouldn’t likely get if you played it straight.
Improve your dating technique by understanding common mistakes people make. Game playing: This strategy is usually employed for one of two reasons. When it comes to dating, everyone, on some level, fears rejection.
Playing it cool and not getting too involved may make you feel safe, but you risk coming across as aloof or remote, and may turn the other person off.