Are you and your partner…
Struggling to communicate without arguing?
Stuck in a painful pattern that’s making you both miserable?
Missing intimacy and connection in your relationship?
Unable to trust because of past mistakes or infidelity?
Feeling unsupported or dismissed by one another?
If you’re wondering if it’s the right time to start couples counseling, it probably is. All too often, couples wait until they’re past the breaking point before they reach out for help.
We are wired to want and depend on secure, supportive relationships. Even in ideal circumstances, building a strong, connected partnership can be exceptionally challenging. It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed if you’re struggling to reconcile your hopes for closeness with the painful realities of disconnection and intensifying conflict. Escalating negative interactions often lead to excessive worry, loneliness, frustration, confusion, and hopelessness.
Relationships today are complicated by many factors: work demands and financial stress, parenting and family obligations, social isolation, as well as developmental transitions like moving in together, becoming parents, facing an empty nest, caring for aging parents, career changes, retirement, etc. Unavoidably, relationships become strained as partners confront ups and downs in their lives and evolve as individuals. In reaction to these difficulties, many couples become disengaged from and disillusioned by each other. It takes work to stay on the same page while making room for each other’s unique needs and goals.
We’re confident that we can help you restore your relationship as a secure base, safehaven, and a source of comfort under stress.
Couple therapy is definitely worth the time, expense, and discomfort!
According to nationally renowned researcher, author, and therapist, Dr. John Gottman, individuals who develop and maintain healthy relationships: