It’s difficult to sort through relationship issues that are unique to you and your partner on your own—especially when you’re both angry. If you and your partner can’t see past the hostility between you, therapy can help you focus the work you’re doing to save your relationship. With goals, it’s much easier to avoid getting swept off track by another argument.
A therapist might help you discuss what a romantic team looks like. You’ll set goals together, like making a point of spending time together every week that doesn’t center around disagreement. A therapist will likely help you see how you’ve been coping with hostility, and how those protective mechanisms might support the hostility cycle.
Read the full article here: Goals of Early Therapy with Hostile Angry Couples