Dating problem relationship
You might ask: "Which of my friends do you enjoy seeing and which ones would you rather I see alone or at other times when I'm not with you?" If you are feeling distressed about a relationship, you may wish to consider individual or couples counseling.
The audiotape text was modified by the staff of the University of Florida Counseling Center.The source of these problems may lie in unrealistic/unreasonable demands, unexplored expectations, or unresolved issues/behaviors in one partner or in the relationship.Resolving conflicts requires honesty, a willingness to consider your partner's perspective even if you don't fully understand it, and lots of communication.At the same time, keep in mind that your partner may not enjoy your friends as much as you do.
Negotiate which friends you and your partner spend time with together.
While the early months of a relationship can feel effortless and exciting, successful long-term relationships involve ongoing effort and compromise by both partners.