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Relationship Issues

In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

Relationships are an important part of all our lives. Whether romantic or platonic, our connections with our nearest and dearest can bring us joy, meaning, and bonds like nothing else. Because relationships mean so much to us, they can be stressful. Relationship problems are different for everyone, and psychological and emotional responses to relationship challenges vary widely from person to person. Janelle Adams, MA, LMFT, ATR, and the team at In Touch Counseling & Wellness can help relationships.  Request an appointment online today.

Marital Conflict and Relationship Issues?

What are Marital Conflict and Relationship Issues?

All relationships, both romantic and platonic, with our loved ones can bring both welcome benefits as well as overwhelming challenges.  Some level of conflict in relationships is normal,   and it can help us  grow and connect.  However, there may be times when differences and unresolved issues become frequent and develop into unhealthy cycles that interfere with daily life.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that the relationship is not salvageable or that you can’t get the  connection back, but it does

How prevalent are relationship issues?

Because relationship issues are deeply personal and vary widely,  it is difficult to know exactly how frequent they are. However, studies suggest that general relationship issues are quite common.

What are the commom symptoms of relationship issues?

Some of the most common symptoms of relationship challenges include:

  • Excessive anxiety or worry
  • Sadness or depression
  • High stress levels
  • Conflicts with friends and family members
  • Low self-esteem

What are the different types of relationship issues?

  • Communication Issues
  • Trust issues
  • Household issues
  • Money issues
  • Issues around priorities
  • Substance Abuse
  • Issues relating to major life changes
  • Issues around sex and intimacy
  • Violence, abuse, and gaslighting


What causes relationship issues?

Relationship struggles  are often connected to the way that the brain processes and responds to information.   Unhealthy brain function can result in poor decision-making, impulsivity, conflict-seeking behavior, negativity, unyielding criticism, stubbornness, intimacy issues, pessimism, infidelity, addiction, and abusive or disrespectful behavior .


Why Choose In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness for Treating Marital Conflict or Relationship Issues?

If you would like help figuring out how to resolve problems in your relationship without fighting or fleeing, we can help.  The team of providers at In Touch Counseling & Wellness explores key areas of your life that impact brain function while looking at emotions to create a unique plan using a combination of  several different, complementary approaches that work together to change brain function and restore a healthy relationship.