Are you feeling trapped in your relationship?

It would seem that along with an income, a place to live and food to eat, relationships are a necessary part of life. Humans are social beings who need companionship, though there are the few, as always, who appear to defy this need. That aside, humans, for the most part, need companionship that would allow them a best friend who will love and support them, just as they need to support and love their partner. Without this, life can seem long, boring, lonely and purposeless. This is not to say that everyone in a relationship is completely happy with it. In fact, there are some people out there who feel they are trapped in their relationship.

There are many reasons why a relationship would not work out. It is common knowledge that many relationships will end due to boredom, infidelity, loss of interest or conflict, but feeling trapped is often not listed. There are a number of reasons why a person may feel so trapped in a relationship that they refuse to leave it and try to make it work despite their feelings. They may worry about hurting their partner by telling them they are no longer interested in remaining in the relationship, feel that if they leave this relationship they will be unsuccessful in finding another one, feel they aren’t good enough to find someone else, or they may even feel that staying will avoid a threatening situation because they are possibly in an abusive and/or possessive relationship they are afraid to leave. Regardless of the reason one might feel trapped in a relationship, it is not they way someone should feel. While good, strong and healthy relationships do take some effort and work, feeling trapped is a sign that something is wrong. The next step is to figure out why one might be feeling trapped. Once the possible reason has been realized, appropriate action can be taken to deal with the trapped feeling.

It is not always easy for someone to figure out why they might be feeling trapped in a relationship, and even more difficult to figure out how to handle their situation properly. Consulting a counselor or a therapist is usually a good idea when dealing with difficulties in a relationship, especially if one would like to clear their thoughts before bringing it to the attention of their partner. For those who are not comfortable with seeing a counselor or therapist in person, they can easily contact and online counselor from their home computer as long as they have an internet connection. Online therapy is fast becoming the primary choice for many looking for some helpful advice because of how accessible it is. All one has to do is go online, open a browser and search for online counseling. There are many sites and online therapists who are offering their help online so that more people can get the help they need without feeling too uncomfortable. Online therapy is not only convenient, but confidential and successful as well.