Is your partner driving you crazy? Does he/she feel the same way about you? What happened to that couple you once were? You remember – the two people who used to have fun together, shared dreams, respected each other, and made love more often. You will never be the couple you were when your love was new because each of you has changed and grown individually over time. But if you are willing to focus on your “coupleness” and devote the time and effort necessary to nurture your relationship, you can resolve your disputes and learn to love again.
Some key issues which if not dealt with properly can damage the love relationship:
Our therapists’ number one goal is to help couples find healthy ways to deal with the problems they will inevitably face throughout their lives and to stay in love – not run from the relationship when things get rocky. After an initial assessment of the issues from each partner’s perspective, your therapist will help you identify relational patterns developed during your formative years. Without dwelling too much on the past, couples are challenged to address any unfinished business that may be affecting the quality of their current relationship.
Your therapist will teach you healthier ways of communicating including productive conflict resolution. Through role-playing, instruction, and discussion, partners learn how to maintain appropriate boundaries while respecting each other’s differences. How couples deal with conflict is considered by many to be the key factor in determining the quality and security of the relationship!