Often relationships go sour, communication gets broken or misunderstood, distrust creeps in and relationships that were once a source of happiness, reach a bitter end due to unresolved hurts, unmet needs, disappointments and unrealistic expectations.
Love is a necessary factor for a strong and fulfilling relationship but NOT enough. So WHAT is? Relationships require concerted effort from both ends. They require listening, empathy, understanding, healthy boundaries, communication & consistency, to name a few.
Therapy creates a safe and conducive space for individuals to communicate without hurting each other, understand without judging each other and create a better understanding of each other's needs. If offers an opportunity to heal, build and thrive. It helps one explore and understand how unique, subjective elements of each individual personality might be creating friction in the relationship and how to repair the rupture caused due to it. And sometimes, it helps us move on from a relationship that is beyond repair.
Many times our love stories do not end in a “happily ever after”. Factors like communication gap, lack of quality time, mistrust, egos, long distance or other conflicts end up breaking relationships and our hearts. In such times, it is very important to understand that time heals all. We can use this time and invest in ourselves... Read More
Lack of Trust in Relationships
We have been together for 4 years now. Most of the times everything is great but the times where he is traveling for work or busy for days, thoughts of him being with another woman fill my head. He reassures me that he is committed to me but even after all this time together, I'm unable to get rid of these doubts. After all he DID have a PAST. I just don't know how to find sanity... Read More
Losing The Spark
“It's not like before anymore. We used to plan dates, slow down our day with a quick call to catch up, get upset with each other and spend more time making up for bad words said to each other. Now, we are only hurriedly rushing towards things that don't seem to bring us together at any point in the day... Read More
Falling Out of Love
Happily Ever After doesn't always happen. You felt you found JUST the person you want to live with and dreamt of a future together. There was excitement all around, and why not, after all how many of us find true love? And you just seemed to have. Love is a complex mix of feelings, emotions, attraction, attachment, respect, admiration between two individuals who will keep evolving over time... Read More
Build a Fulfilling Marriage
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Unmanaged conflicts and negative interactions can cause marital conflict. Communication, understanding and objectivity can turn a conflict into a learning experience for the couple and they can bring back the joy in their married life!... Read More
“The bond that links one’s true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life." Family is a unique system that has its own styles of communication and behavior towards its members. Untying knots between family members, communicating and giving space to each other can bring back joy to a family... Read More
Romantic relationships are a beautiful experience. However, life is not always about walking over petals of roses. The desire to be accepted and the possibility of rejection can lead to feelings of insecurity and trust issue. Better communication and building trust are the two pillars that will help make your relationships stronger... Read More
Cheating in Marriage
Cheating in a marriage is a devastating and an emotionally painful experience. Many couples part ways and marriages get torn apart due to infidelity. It is hard to imagine that something like this could actually happen to us and first and foremost there is a feeling of shock... Read More
Friendships are an important part of our lives as we share so much with them. Sometimes due to time constrains, ego clashes, miscommunication & certain other factors our friendships tend to become sour. With a little trust, understanding and communication, such differences can be resolved and we can continue to cherish and celebrate friendship... Read More
Comparing your Partner
Sometimes looking at others’ lives can make us feel not so good about our own. In romantic relationships we take others’ relationships as a measure of comparison. This comparison with others affects an individual’s ,self-confidence and sense of worth. Every individual and relationship is unique and deserves to be treated similarly... Read More
A lot of couples tend to seek therapy as a final resort or a last ditch attempt when nothing else seems to be working for them. According to a research by Gottman Institute, couples tend to wait a minimum of 6 years of being dissatisfied before they decide to seek help... Read More
"She had become so cold overnight, I couldn't believe she wasn't coming back this time. I didn't know what to do, what to say to make things okay anymore. If only I could say the right things maybe Preeti would have stayed."
With this book, we bring you several real stories. Few are a reflection of first-hand or vicarious experiences, others are inspired by break up cases helped by the counsellors at BetterLYF.
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