It is not too late to do something about a troubled relationship, and it is never too early to look at the relationship to make sure it is on track. Being a couple is a shared experience, as well as the combination of two people’s individual experiences. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to each partner’s perception, looking at both the positive elements, and the dynamics that are interfering with deepening intimacy and the enjoyment of one another. Checking in with a couples counselor as a preventative measure can avoid a crisis, or de-escalate a crisis that is already leading to increasing distance, or separation. A couples counselor can be invaluable in looking at the different patterns of communication and behavior. They are trained to work in a non-biased manner, simultaneously promoting the team, while also advocating for each person’s individuality and specific needs. Having a unique vantage point, the therapist can make suggestions about how each partner might consider other views and choices. Even in cases of infidelity or another breach of trust, counseling can help couples reconnect and find what was lost…and how much can be gained.
Couples Counseling can help with:
Co-dependence, communication skills, using kids to buffer marital conflict, boundaries, intimacy problems, issues with money, bickering, power differentials, lack of mutuality