There’s no doubt about it. Relationships are hard. They take a great deal of work, even if your connection comes very naturally. Add in the fact that we’re dealing with a global pandemic and it can be that much more challenging. 

At Two Rivers Counseling in Portland, we’re here to help you through life’s difficulties, ensuring that you and your partner have a listening ear. Whether you’re frustrated at not being able to enjoy life like you used to, you’re stressed from new demands at work, or you’re in the middle of a disagreement over how to spend your money, the truth is that having someone you can rely on for honest, timely, professional advice can make all the difference in the world.

But how can you tell if it’s time for relationship counseling? We’re sharing a few things to keep an eye out for below, so keep reading to learn more or schedule your appointment today.

Should You Go to Relationship Counseling?

Call it what you want — marriage counseling, couples therapy, getting help for your relationship — the truth of the matter is that even the strongest couples need a little help from time to time. Of course, it’s also true that it can be tough to know when you need to seek help. So what should you be on the lookout for?

  • Increased frequency of arguments
  • Trust issues
  • Unresolved stress
  • Difficulty having conversations
  • Trouble connecting with one another on a deeper level
  • A feeling that you can’t get over this fight
  • Wondering if your relationship will last
  • Frequent disagreements
  • You feel like you’re faking your way through the day
  • You feel stuck in a rut
  • You’re not doing anything together



Although the reasons couples seek therapy are numerous, the reality is that many times, one or both people in the relationship simply have a feeling that they need some help. If that’s the case, it’s important to listen to your gut. It’s also important that if your partner comes to you with the desire to see a therapist that you listen. 

Sure, it can feel difficult to admit to yourself that there’s a problem, but the truth is that there is freedom in reaching the end of your rope and knowing that you need to work together to find a solution.

Professional, Personal, Effective Relationship Counseling in Portland

At Two Rivers Counseling, you’ll speak with therapist Dr. Jeffrey Post-Holmberg whose approach to counseling is based on meeting you where you are. In other words, no matter what you’re going through, you don’t have to go through it alone. It is possible to get help, and it’s possible to start taking steps in the right direction today!

Dr. Post-Holmberg focuses on inter- and intra-personal difficulties, helping people to communicate more effectively with one another. If you’ve been considering therapy, Two Rivers Counseling is here to help. We even offer online counseling sessions during COVID so you can get the help you need even if you can’t leave your home. Contact us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.