Relationship Online Support Group

“For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.” ― Suzanne Collins

Almost all loving relationships form out of trust. Likewise, almost all broken hearts come from a lack of trust in relationships. 

What is Relationship Problems?

Relationships don’t often have a set path or a linear trajectory. Relationship problems happen when people in relationships fail to properly manage and maintain relationships. Most commonly, people experience romantic relationship problems involving breakups, divorce, lying, manipulation or cheating. 

Romantic relationship problems often cause or are caused by:

  • A lack of sexual chemistry

  • Constant arguments

  • No or ineffective communication

  • Controlling personality

  • Issues from the past

  • Disrespect and dishonesty

  • Long-distance and physical separation

Nevertheless, relationship problems don’t just happen between a couple. They also happen among friendships, parent-child relationships, workplace relations and other human interactions we have. 

How Support Groups Can Help?

Support groups are safe spaces structured to allow participants to share personal experiences, feelings, coping strategies and information about symptoms and treatments. The discussions often are facilitated by an experienced leader or a medical professional. 

People in relationship problems often find communication to be a huge barrier to the other party/parties. Support groups can allow us to make connections and learn how to communicate more effectively. People who experience trauma or abuse might also find support groups beneficial.

In addition, other benefits of participating in support groups can include:

  • Reducing feelings of loneliness, isolation and stigma

  • Getting practical advice or information about romantic and other relationships

  • Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue

  • Talking openly and honestly about your feelings

  • Gaining a sense of empowerment, control or hope

  • Learning about health, economic or social resources

Benefits of online support groups can include:

  • Faster time to get help, skipping appointment wait time

  • More frequent or flexible participation

  • A cost-effective way to see a licensed mental health professional

  • A degree of privacy or anonymity comparing to local community support groups

  • Opportunities for people in areas with no face-to-face support groups

You are not alone. Herd is ready to support you to build better relationships with others and yourself.