Relationships, like any other connection, need proper attention and maintenance to flourish and survive. When issues arise or when there is conflict between people in a relationship, resolution is needed to bridge the gaps that have been created. Similarly, when individuals have difficulty initiating or choosing healthy relationships, because of various reasons, a need for intervention is usually raised.

Among the choices considered when it comes to working things out, relationship coaching and therapy often come to mind. While both avenues intend to rehabilitate personal connections, there is a difference between relationship coaching and therapy.

Therapy assesses emotional states of clients from a medical, and therefore curative, point of view, while relationship coaching does not necessarily utilize a diagnosis-treatment approach. Instead, a relationship coach assumes that the client is a healthy and functional individual and directs him towards relationship success through effective support, information, and guidance. And, while therapy aims to heal wounds of the past, relationship coaching, on the other hand, directs the individual's outlook and efforts to a positive and actionable future. Despite their differences, however, some people in therapy also seek out relationship coaches and make use of these methods hand in hand.

As an application of professional coaching to personal [and business] relationships, relationship coaching objectively steps in to help people achieve their relationship goals. So, whether you are an individual or a couple in search of guidance towards fulfilling and healthy connections, relationship coaching can unlock benefits for you, such as:

Reclaiming the empowered self. Adversities around or between people take their toll on relationships and give individuals a feeling that they have lost control. Through the use of research-based techniques, a relationship coach can help clients take charge of their thoughts and emotions, model ways to dissect and solve problems at hand, and help refocus their energy on productive tasks aligned towards fulfilling goals. This process boosts individual confidence in terms of self-awareness and self-regulation. In turn, this newfound self-esteem helps them relate better to others.

Constant motivation. Motivation is key to establishing and maintaining better relationships. Without the drive to things, people tend to easily give up at the first sign of hardship. In the presence of a relationship coach who is committed to provide support and guidance, individuals or couples are kept in check and reminded that they are on the right path of relationship building.

Although therapy is the more popular option that people seek out to help them overcome their relationship issues and conflicts, relationship coaching can help you have happier, healthier, and more fulfilling relationships.

Author's Bio: 

Md Rasel is a professional blogger.