It's All About Communication
When you're in a safe, neutral and objective place, you can address the difficulties that are causing you and your partner to feel distant from each other and making you feel stressed, vulnerable and insecure.
Here you'll be able to discuss any and all concerns that may be affecting your relationship, including (but not limited to):
- communication difficulties
- financial concerns
- spending patterns
- parenting styles
- sexual issues
- lifestyle choices
- gender differences (for heterosexuals)
These are just a few of the concerns that couples can discuss when we are together. I'll encourage you both to talk with each other so that I can understand your communication style and the "dynamics" of your relationship.
It's all about communication.
If you, as a couple, can communicate effectively with each other, then you will be able to discuss anything.
Conversely, if you cannot communicate effectively then you'll have difficulty communicating about the simplest things. This results in frequent conflicts, misunderstandings, resentment, blame and the list goes on.
It is a vicious and painful cycle that, left unchecked, can result in abuse, affairs, dishonesty and divorce.
But we can stop this cycle now.
We'll focus on things that will help you improve your relationship quickly, including:
- listening skills
- stating things assertively and directly in a non-blaming manner
- taking responsibility for oneself
- identifying needs and wants
- learning conflict resolution skills
We'll also explore the possibility that you could be perpetuating unhealthy patterns learned in the families who raised you.
Sessions may also include role playing and/or the Emotional Freedom Technique™.