For many people, friendships are the longest-lasting and most fulfilling relationships they have. It is no surprise, therefore, that friendship issues can be among the most painful in life, and the ones most likely to drive someone to seek help.
Friends in therapy can discuss their issues with one another as well as with the therapist, so they can learn more about themselves and each other. They might learn things they never knew about themselves or their friends. They might gain insights into behaviors that have been preventing them from getting along well together.
Therapy can help friends change old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve them well. And it’s far safer than staying stuck in an unfulfilling relationship.