Whether married or not, straight or gay, young or less-young, all couples have differences that can lead to: tension, hurt, anger, loneliness, disappointment, or emotional distance. Don’t wait until your problems become insurmountable, and your relationship falls apart. Get help soon,see if you can regain whatever magical attraction and interest drew you together in the first place. We’ll work together to identify your difficulties more clearly, communicate more effectively, and either heal your relationship, or make peace with a decision to part ways and moving on to better partners for each of you.
Effective therapy will likely address many aspects of the relationship, although communication tends to be the primary focus of relationship therapy. When partners repeatedly avoid conflict or engage in heated power struggles, communication problems ensue, resentment builds, and repairs are never made. Counselors know that one of the first steps in improving a relationship is to teach each person how to regulate their emotions. Staying calm and using healthy communication skills to resolve problems, new and old,many partners see their communication improved as a result of counseling.
Successful therapy depends on each partner’s motivation and dedication to the process. Couples can expect to become better listeners and communicators and to find new ways to support one another. Goals are established by the coupleunder the guidance of the therapist. Inorder to achieve these objectives, each partner must be prepared to acknowledge and understand his or her role in the relationship.