Relationship Issues

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Mission Viejo, CA

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Relationships are a healthy part of life. But if your relationship has issues, it can wreak havoc on your peace and happiness. Licensed expert Maria Lloyd, LMFT, offers superior counseling services at Therapy with Maria: Maria Lloyd, LMFT. Maria sees patients out of her Mission Viejo, California, office and offers telehealth appointments to individuals throughout California. If you live anywhere in California and want to improve your relationship, don’t hesitate to call or use the online scheduling tool to request a free consultation. 

Relationship Issues Q & A

Why should relationship issues be addressed?

Relationships are an essential part of human life. They bring a sense of connection and fulfillment. However, they can also cause challenges. 

When you work with an expert therapist like Maria, problems can be addressed in a healthy way, allowing healthy communication, improved interaction, and conflict resolution, so your relationship can thrive.

What types of problems cause relationship issues?

There are times when relationships can be challenging and cause issues.

Common issues addressed include:


When a couple has difficulty expressing themselves or if they don’t listen to each other — a lack of communication develops, which can lead to misunderstandings, mistrust, and conflicts that harm the relationship.


Trust is the foundation of every relationship, and when there is no trust between partners, the relationship can quickly deteriorate. These issues usually stem from infidelity, lying, or deception.


Physical intimacy is essential in relationships. When there is a lack of sexual interest or an inability to connect intimately, it can lead to dissatisfaction and frustration. 


Couples with different opinions on morality, lifestyle choices, and political beliefs may find it challenging to connect on a deeper level.


Codependency is a pattern of behavior where individuals rely on their partners for their emotional and physical well-being. If you’re codependent, you can often sacrifice your own needs to make your partner happy, leading to resentment, frustration, and a lack of fulfillment in the relationship.

Maria is a highly trained and seasoned therapist with the expertise and experience to help individuals and couples work through specific issues and experience successful outcomes.

How are relationship issues addressed and treated?

Maria offers individual therapy to help with relationship issues, identifying patterns of behavior that may be causing problems in the relationship. It allows you to understand your emotions, communicate effectively, and establish healthy boundaries.

Maria also encourages couples to work together to communicate effectively and receive counseling to build a plan to resolve problems. 

In addition to counseling, self-care practices and implementing healthy boundaries can also help, which Maria offers guidance on.

If you’re ready to improve your relationship, call Therapy with Maria: Maria Lloyd, LMFT, today or book your free consultation online.