Is Your Relationship Causing You Great Pain?

Are you having difficulties communicating with your partner?  Is your relationship causing you great pain?  Have you struggled in your marriage for a while and feel stuck?  I am an expert in helping my clients communicate and resolve issues so they can get back to healthier living. I want to help you.

Couples therapy and marriage counseling is a place where time is set aside to talk without interruption so that a real understanding of one another can take place.  When couples begin therapy, they often find they are able to talk about things they never talked about before. . They find a new comfort level with communicating and have less concern that a disagreement is going to turn into a hostile argument. The goal of therapy is to resolve issues, understand where your partner is coming from, and develop skills to be able to communicate on their continue on their own.

Once the couple has a plan of moving forward with counseling, they often notice a sense of relief that begins to set in around ongoing disagreements, even before meeting in person. There now is a shared agreement on something – that it will be a team effort to address communication in the relationship. This alone can begin to bring the couple closer than they have recently been, and I am always amazed to see the eagerness to talk about things that have been buried where past attempts to resolve them have been unsuccessful. With uninterrupted time set aside to communicate, both parties often bring up issues they may have not even realized bothered them. Couple’s counseling always strengthens a great relationship and can allow for a deeper connection than if nothing had been addressed.

“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person… You can call it compassionate listening. You listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty their heart.”Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Teacher, Author, Peace Activist