Psychotherapy is geared to helping people take responsibility for their situation in life. Therapy is helpful in providing insight and awareness of one’s life with respect to their work or love life. Therapy opens up a person’s ability to consider other possibilities, other choices in relationships.
People cannot always get “out of themselves” enough, as their feelings are too intense to consider another’s perspective and negotiate to find common ground. At times it may well be that in some relationships, there is no interest in compromise or any ability and/or desire to change one’s self to meet the needs of a significant other. Working with a therapist enables a person to consider and explore alternative avenues. If these alternatives are not effective to sustain the relationship, how does one get out of the relationship and not end up repeatedly in unhappy relationships in the future?