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the helping process

Helping process – this insight explains the five stages of exploring, understanding, making plans, making changes, reviewing – that help us to improve our relationship. 

Thecoupleconnection.net has been designed to follow the helping process which enables people to work through relationship problems themselves. By checking out articles, or watching video clips and animated relationship insights in the Relationship Advice section, or sharing your experiences on the Relationship Forum, or by using the diary and other practicle exercises within your personal area once registered; you will be applying the Helping process to your relationship, helping yourself to improve it. Help your relationship with out helping process, which will enable you to explore your relationship issues to improve understanding and help you develop plans for improvement.

Help your relationship with out helping process, which will enable you to explore your relationship issues to improve understanding and help you develop plans for improvement.

Video synopsis:

When we are worried, unhappy or unsure about something, it helps to use general information, expert relationship advice and the experiences of other people to explore what might be going on for us. As we explore our situation we start to get a clearer understanding of what's really going on. We begin to recognise our feelings, how they shape our needs, and how those feelings influence what we do. Acknowledging feelings is a critical basis for working things out and making changes because we begin to recognise why we behave as we do and how that is helping or hindering us from achieving what we want.

Talking and listening to others who we trust because they know us well or have experience of dealing with the kinds of relationship problems we are going through helps us to plan what we want to change and how. The hardest part of the process can be putting your plans into action and making changes to your relationship. Being able to review the different stages in the helping process and see what has changed not only gives us a sense of achievement but it makes us better able to cope the next time a problem arises. So in summary, the helping process allows us to take a different perspective on our daily lives. This clearer view allows us to make plans and effect positive change in our lives which helps in avoiding relationship issues.

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