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How to Improve Your Relationships with Others


Shawna Crabill, Marriage Therapist, Family Therapist, Individual Therapist, Couple Therapist, Therapist

As an adult, we have to have the ability to realize when our relationships are lacking. Be it with our elderly parents, friends or other family members, it is important to be able to recognize when a problem exists and make changes to better the relationship. It can be difficult for individuals to admit there is a problem, but once you can admit that a relationship is strained, change can begin so that the relationship can be healed.

Recognize the Issue

First, it is important for you to recognize that you have a relationship problem. If you find you are constantly fighting with another adult, there is an issue at hand. Once you recognize a relationship is strained, then the healing process can occur. You have to be willing to work on your issue, with the other adult also willing. It will take proper communication skills, both listening and conversing, to bring about change within the relationship.

Professional Therapy

When a relationship becomes too strained, professional therapy may be needed. A professional, be a therapist or expert in communications, can provide mediation between you and the other adult. The professional will be able to offer assistance with whatever problem is occurring, helping each of you to understand your place in the matter and how to come to a resolution.

Shawna Crabill LMFT of Charleston, SC, is ready to assist with relationship issues. By scheduling therapy, you are able to begin the healing process. This process includes talking about the problem and coming to a conclusion as to what should be done to heal the damage of the relationship. If you feel strongly about the damaged relationship, you will do the work to help bring the relationship back to where it once was and be happy together once again.

Evaluate your personal relationships. Is there anything you could change or do better? By considering your role in a relationship, you can continue to work on yourself as well as how you communicate with others.