A case for couples counseling

Are you having problems communicating with your partner? Does it seem as if you have the same argument over and over again?   

Does it feels that there is something missing in your relationship? Do you want to have better sex or more intimacy?

Do you feeling hurt, misunderstood or alone wondering if the relationship is the right one for you?  

Are you having an affair? 

Are you having a conflict with a sibling or a parent? Couples counseling is not just for romantic partners....

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS CAN BE ONE OF OUR BEST CHANCES AT UNDERSTANDING OURSELVES MORE FULLY AND HEALING OLD PATTERNS OF RELATING.

These relationships can bring meaning, happiness and purpose to our lives.  At the same time, intimate relationship can be some of the most distressing, upsetting and difficult pieces of our lives leaving us wondering if we are better off alone or finding someone else.

We meet our partners at these our growing edges, it is as if we find a partner with emotional wounding that perfectly meets our own emotional wounds! The willingness to better understand what these growing edges and emotional wounds are and how to work with them in relationship can be very rewarding, whether you stay in the relationship or not.  

Depending on what you are struggling with, couples therapy can help you to learn how to listen and communicate more effectively with your partner. Together we can understand the ways that you and your partner uniquely relate to one another. Gaining a better understanding of these patterns we can more easily see how they run on repeat, like a broken record.  Through learning to listen and hearing how these patterns may have been originally created in our individual histories, couples can create more empathy and compassion for one another's struggles. Once we become less identified with and more conscious of these patterns of relating and more tuned into ourselves and our partner, we have the chance to really love and be loved. 

I have compiled a list of resources for relationships and couples on Pintrest.  Please take a look!

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
— Lao Tzu