2 Whole Individuals
Relationships can promote personal growth, and at the same time be difficult to meander. Sometimes we look to others to heal our wounds or make the pain of our life go away. Intimacy can work for a while, but in the end, we are still left with ourselves. Our pain and past will inevitably boil over when our buttons are pushed as we continue to get stuck in the same trigger leading to repeated argument topics.
This is one reason that individual counseling may be needed to work through individual issues in conjunction with counseling as a couple. While this may seem lengthy and daunting, it will be worth sifting through what is really going on with you as an individual and how it impacts, not only the relationship with the one you love, but other relationships as well.