Marriage Counseling: Dealing With Fear Of Rejection In Relationships
Marriage counseling often deals with the fear of rejection in relationships, and figuring out how to make changes to address this fear is important. Fear of rejection often happens when one person feels extremely vulnerable in the relationship, which to a degree, is natural. People have a deep-seated need to belong and feel wanted and respected.
If you are struggling with the fear of rejection in your relationship, marriage counseling can help guide you through some ways you can overcome this feeling. Addressing the fear which is a root cause can assist in creating mutual trust. Here are some ways that you can begin to overcome a fear of rejection:
Don’t Assume A Disagreement Means The End Of A Relationship
Although disagreements can be unsettling, especially in the early stages of a relationship, disagreements can deepen emotional closeness when the situation is resolved and allows you to understand your partner better. If you end a relationship because of the fear of rejection, you may end up letting go of potentially loving and long-lasting relationships because you don’t give them a chance.
Don’t Push Your Partner Away
In marriage counseling, I often see people pushing their partners away because they are uncomfortable with the degree of closeness that emotional intimacy fosters between two people. You can learn to accept emotional and physical closeness and even enjoy them if you allow yourself to trust your partner and accept their love for you! Marriage counseling can help you learn how to do this.
It’s Okay To Set Boundaries
Boundaries in relationship are important to the health and well-being of both partners. They are a sign of self-respect for you, and for your partner. If you find yourself unable to set boundaries for yourself, or allowing others to set boundaries for you, that is a dangerous place to be in a relationship that can lead to frustration, anger, anxiety and even depression. Boundaries are good, and marriage counseling can help you set some healthy ones for your relationship that benefit both you and your partner.
Are you feeling disconnected in your relationship and wish to be closer with your partner? If you are in Johnson County, KS including Overland Park, Olathe, and Leawood, contact me today to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation, or feel free to book a session with me online, to discuss any questions you have regarding marriage counseling, and how to strengthen your relationship.
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