… finding hope in every difficult situation
Do you ever wonder… what to do when your relationship feels unsteady?
Or how to start a difficult conversation skillfully?
How to manage conflict so that your relationship is protected?
All relationships hit these unsteady points, so you are far from alone.
So what to do next?
It makes all the difference when you hit a period of painful tension or crisis in your relationship if you are willing to receive help and have the courage to make changes — for your own and your partner’s greater happiness.
All couples hit major turning points, in which they will grow closer or further apart as it continues. Each time, however painful, is an opening to change, motivated by the desire to live together differently and in mutual contentment. It can be done provided both of you are willing to commit to change and restoration. How a couple works through troubles in a relationship will determine the resiliency and happiness of their future together. It is that important..
Couples work in Couples’ Therapy in order to:
Increase intimacy, respect and affection
Resolve conflict in a safe and productive way
Disarm defensive barriers to communication
Receive and offer feedback with a loving, open mind
Learn how to increase each others’ happiness
Develop a mutual Relationship Vision by which to live together
Address problematic patterns, including anger, fear and habits of avoidance and pursuit.
The goal of couples’ therapy is to develop a conscious, intimate relationship in which conflict leads to greater mutual understanding and positive resolution for both partners.
“Does couples counseling really work?” …is a common question for many who are considering working with someone to help them through a challenging situation or long-standing problem.
Yes, often, couples therapy does work. What it takes is a skilled therapist who is trained to see how the nature of a couple’s interaction reflects certain problems and solutions, and a couple willing to commit to at least 6 months of showing up, willing to change and learn about their own part in the problem at hand, willing be curious more than critical about their partner, and willing to do what it takes to restore or create a relationship that works for both of you.
If you’re in, I am here to be in it with you. We will find a new way through.