What was once a bubbling brook of conversation and connection has dried up into a sullen routine of bickering and misunderstanding.
He doesn’t appreciate you like he did before. She disrespects you in front of your friends.
After spending time lost in the bliss of falling in love, we inevitably come back to reality and must begin the actual work of being in relation. This is no easy task – for anyone.
A ticking time bomb.
Two people coming together and trying to live in each other’s space is bound to bring up challenges.
This, and life’s everyday stressors, can create tension and interfere with healthy communication.
If the struggle goes unaddressed, it can start weakening the connection that brought you together initially.
The lens of your past.
Our baggage is the result of our scars from earlier relationships that still impact us today. We bring all our life experiences to our current relationship – good and bad.
If your partner’s been cheated on, that can lead to anxiety and trust issues between the two of you. If a parent left you when you were a kid, you may be sensitive to feeling abandoned by your partner.
Being aware of your baggage is not enough. We must get rid of as much of it as we can.
Feeling confident and supported in a relationship is important.
When relationships are strained it can take a toll on every part of someone’s life.
Couples counseling may be exactly what you need to break free from the same old patterns and start a brand-new relationship, with the partner you have now.
Together, we lower the crisis.
The choice to begin Couples Counseling is an act of courage, hope and love. The focus of this process is to work with you and your partner to find a solution to benefit your relationship in a healthy and meaningful way.
Using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) techniques, I help couples recognize they are on the same team. We provide guidance in developing tools to strengthen your attachment with one another.
Couples counseling will revive your relationship and help you rebuild and revitalize your relationship, bringing you closer to your partner.
Now that you’ve worked through your dating and engagement to develop a strong connection, you’re ready to dive into a new dimension of commitment together. It’s a thrilling time for your partnership but not without its challenges.
In our sessions we will strengthen your communication skills using couple and family maps. You will identify and manage major stressors that can cause breakdowns. And finally, you will come to understand your personality differences so that you can maximize the power of teamwork in your marriage.
Let me help you prepare for your life together and enrich your relationship through premarital counseling by disentangling the patterns in your lives that are likely to become blocks to your future success as a couple.
Ready to begin your life together?
I will help make sure you begin with the best start possible.
Let us help you strengthen your bond and develop, or reinforce, a happy, healthy and loving partnership.