How to rescue your relationship

Relationships, especially long-term ones, can be a bumpy ride.  At times painful. The same problems keep popping up over and over again.  Communication with your partner gets frosty.  Little problems quickly grow into major dramas. Before you know it, your relationship is at a standstill.  You feel stuck.  The future looks foggy.  The thought of how to rescue your relationship keeps playing on your mind.

You find yourself endlessly worrying about your broken relationship’s impact on family and friends, finances and job, and whether you’re spiralling towards separation.  If that’s you, you’re not alone in having that experience.  There are people everywhere trying to cope with a troubled relationship.  

Like others who find themselves in exactly the same situation, you’re possibly feeling wave after wave of emotions.  You may feel embarrassed, ashamed, angry, sad, frustrated, resentful, or even helpless.


When couples reach this point there’s a lot of self-questioning and wondering.  What went wrong?  How did it turn out like this?  Why are all my hopes and dreams being dashed?  What can I do to fix this relationship?  

The thing is, even when there’s the best of intentions between couples to repair a relationship, they often don’t even know where to start.  Worse still, they usually lack the special skills to work their way through the complex challenge of hard to control human emotions.  

It may seem like that’s a very difficult and confusing dilemma.  It’s especially not made easy when each partner knows the other partner’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities.  But no matter how hard a situation you’re in, reach out, there is support, there are people who can help you get through this.


A professional relationship counsellor is experienced in guiding couples and individuals through the rocky patches of life.  They bring an independent and impartial perspective.  You’ll learn things about yourself and partner that previously may not have been clear or was formerly misunderstood. You’ll be given tools, skills and strategies to help you get control of your emotions.  You’ll feel empowered to start making the decisions towards the solutions that are right for you and your relationship.  Here’s what you can learn and gain from the help a relationship specialist:


  • A safe place to share your story.
  • Improve communication and build trust.
  • Recognise the difference between compromise and cooperation.
  • Understand how your partner is experiencing the relationship.
  • Awareness of negative emotional triggers and how to control them.
  • The skills to break free from toxic patterns of behaviour.
  • Insight to connect more deeply with your partner.
  • Real solutions for enjoying a truly satisfying and fulfilling relationship.


It’s never too late to begin again.  If you’re in a relationship that is floundering or heading for the rocks, get help.  Act quickly and talk today with a caring, qualified and experienced relationship therapist and be supported in rescuing your relationship.

ROHAN WATSON is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and a general member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience.  He holds qualifications in Psychology, Counselling and Education from Monash University and USQ.  As a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mental Health Researcher, Rohan is dedicated to helping unlock the potential in people to live life happily and more purposefully.

Rohan provides specialist counselling and wellbeing coaching services to people from all walks and seasons of life by phone, video or face-to-face.  He has facilitated and delivered mental health programs across rural and remote Australia and provides professional psychotherapy services to employees at all levels nationally through EAP based services.  Rohan has a special interest in the online delivery of mental wellness programs and his current research is focusing on early intervention mental wellbeing in the workplaces of Australian SMEs.  Learn more.

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