Has the joy and excitement in your relationship slowly faded away?
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood, unheard, unsupported, or unappreciated?
Have you tried to talk about it, and yet no matter what you say, it only leads to more arguments?
Positive change is possible. You CAN get back on track.
Looking for information about relationship problems, anxiety and depression, or marriage counseling is an important first step. Maybe your concerns have a long history. You’ve tried everything and nothing seems to help. Or perhaps an unexpected recent event is just too much. If you feel overwhelmed, or stuck and hopeless, relationship counseling can help. With the right kind of help you can get more of what you want – a successful relationship, happiness, self-confidence, or even more energy in your life.
When couples fall in love, they are often filled with the excitement and joy that comes from finding that “someone special.” Yet all too often, somewhere along the line, something starts to go wrong. As they try to communicate with each other about it, despite their best efforts and intentions, things often seem to get worse instead of better.
When couples are unable to communicate effectively, discussions can easily turn into arguments. Feelings of frustration, resentment or hopelessness start to emerge. Eventually, patterns of criticism, blame, heightened emotion, avoidance, or constantly arguing about “who is right” begin to drive the couple apart.
The major aim of therapy is increasing your knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. Therapy becomes effective as you apply new knowledge to break ineffective patterns and develop better ones.
When couples become more aware of how they are behaving, and “remember that they are speaking to someone they love,” they can re-connect with each other from a place of kindness and curiosity. From this loving place, they can then communicate with each other with respect, compassion, and a desire for true understanding.
At times, all of us need help. Sometimes it takes professional help to move forward. Hope for your future can emerge by creating and following a clear step-by-step plan that makes sense to you. Don’t wait for change to just happen. The sooner you get help, the sooner you can move forward towards your goals.