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Relationship Difficulties
Therapy in Toronto

Do you struggle in your relationships with parents, siblings, friends, co-workers or classmates?

Intimate relationships are only one type of the relationships that we have with people around us. Other types of relationships include those we have with parents, siblings, friends and co-workers/classmates. Some relationships bring us a sense of safety, belonging and joy. Other relationships, bring worries, conflicts and hurt. Sometimes you are able to walk away from a dysfunctional relationship, but what do you do when walking away is not an option for you?

If a relationship problem (past or present) is affecting your well-being, counselling can help you. We will work together on any of the following issues to help you enjoy positive and fulfilling relationships:

Parents and Children:
  • Parenting concerns
  • Interpersonal conflict emotional regulation
  • Co-parenting
  • Leaving home/empty nest
Adult Children and Parents:
  • Dealing with painful past events
  • Aging parents: caregiving stress/“care home” vs. “at home”
  • Caring for your own children & your aging parents
  • Adult children with disabilities
Divorced/Separated Partners:
  • Grief & loss when a relationship ends
  • The divorce/separation process
  • Readjusting to single life
  • Co-parenting
  • Single parenting
  • Dating again
Co-workers/Classmates:
  • Workplace/School Bullying
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Identifying & expressing needs
  • Assertiveness
Friendships:
  • Making and maintaining friendships
  • Making social conversations
  • Drifting apart
  • Dysfunctional friendship patterns
  • Giving and receiving support
  • Friendships that drain your energy & do not meet your needs
Other Relationship Issues:
  • Hurt, shame & guilt from the past
  • Getting along/emotional regulation
  • Separation/cut-offs
  • Painful past experiences
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