Deciding to seek couples therapy or marital counseling can be a positive step toward healing a wounded relationship, making a healthy relationship stronger, or clarifying the direction your relationship is going. We pick our partners for a variety of reasons, conscious and unconscious. Often times we are drawn to others because they fulfill a vital part of our inner life that we only narrowly understand. While this is captivating and can be a point of support and happiness, it is often what drives couples apart. Navigating and understanding these differences in personality and how each partner communicates their needs can provide a fresh start to a frustrated relationship.
Couples may wish to address:
Wanting to increase communication
How to rejuvenate a marriage
Process the goals and direction of a relationship
Sexual and intimacy related concerns
Dealing with the effects of chronic medical illness
Understanding how the contribution of each individuals unconscious life and past experience contributes to the quality of the relationship
It would be a pleasure to talk more about what couples therapy is and how it may be helpful to your unique circumstances, please contact me.