Even the healthiest relationships can experiences challenges; but dealing with issues by attacking and blaming or withdrawing from one another does not address the problem. When individual needs go chronically unmet, it can lead to infidelity, emotional affairs, addictions, constant arguing and other dangerous coping techniques. Each individual must learn how to express their needs to their partner in a healthy way in order for that relationship to thrive – whether you are dating, getting married or have been married for decades. Relationships can extend beyond romantic partners including family, friends, co-workers, etc.
Our experienced therapists create a safe space for you and your partner to discuss your relationship, examine resentments and focus on ways to grow as a couple while maintaining your individuality. You’ll learn the tools that will get your relationship back on track.
Did an affair damage your trust in your partner? Are you still struggling with the pain and anger of an episode that happened a long time ago? Do you often think about cheating on your partner? After cheating on your partner, are you racked with guilt and shame?
Committed couples make an individual and personalized contract to one another. A betrayal of that trust usually means that something isn’t working in the relationship. Couples can recover from these betrayals and many times, relationships are stronger because of their dedication to being honest, authentic and open with one another. Even if the final decision is to separate or dissolve the relationship, counseling can provide individuals with plans to recover and more forward.
Have you lost that connection you used to have with your partner? Are you still in love but life and obligations have gotten in the way? Are you looking for ways to rejuvenate your relationship?
Every couple at some time in their relationship struggles with intimacy issues. There are many factors that cause a committed couple to experience waning interest or even boredom with their partner. Therapy helps identify the causes that are blocking that connection and offers strategies to resolve issues in a loving, holistic way.
Has your partner’s drug or alcohol use changed your relationship? Do you sometimes wonder if you might have a substance abuse problem? Are you devoting too much time and energy thinking about your next drink or chance to get high – or are you constantly worrying if your partner is using?
Addiction does not affect just the user – it’s a disease that directly affects many relationships including family, friends and co-workers. Maybe using drugs or alcohol was initially a way to cope with stress, but now when you or your partner attempts to get sober, the emotional mountains and valleys are volatile. Individuals often blame themselves (falsely) for their partners’ addiction. Counseling can help both partners deal with the ramifications of addiction and co-dependency on the journey to sobriety.
“The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.”Brene Brown