“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.
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
No or ineffective communication
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.
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.