Couples seek help at different stages in their relationships. Perhaps you are thinking about getting married and anticipate some roadblocks down the road which could be mediated by a compassionate and neutral person. Or you may encounter a crisis which threatens the stability of your relationship/marriage. Research suggests that the average couple is unhappy for 6 years before deciding to seek help. Relationships can become stuck, stale, or “joyless without the attention it deserves.
When relationships are going through tough times, it can be hard to listen, and feel impossible to be heard. Couples therapy gives partners the tools to communicate better, negotiate and honor differences, problem solve, deepen intimacy, trust each other with vulnerabilities, find greater spontaneity and flexibility, seek balance and joy, and even argue in a healthier way. When relationships have already moved toward separation and divorce, this painful and scary process can be navigated through couples therapy with compassionate guidance and support.
Whether you are:
couples therapy can help you navigate through periods of alienation, conflict and crisis, and find the capacity for more enriching intimate connections.